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Washington homes featured on HGTV program

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Two unique homes in Washington land them a spot on the Home and Garden Television network.

9 On Your Side spoke to one the homeowner's about their experience.

When Chris and Beth Collier decided to buy and renovate the historic Tayloe's Hospital building in 2003, they didn't' expect their home to be featured on a national television network. Now, almost 10 years later, their creative decision lands them a spot on "You Live in What?" on HGTV.

"Most of the people thought we were crazy to do what we did; but, it was nice project we got to do and we actually got to restore a historical structure," said Chris.

On Saturday, the cable television network spent the day at Collier's filming their unique home.

The Collier's kept most of the original structured intact; but, gutted the inside to create three different living spaces.

One renovation goal of the Collier's  was to keep the historical feel of the home. They did that by building around the structural walls, re-staining the original floors and stairs, and re-glazing all 72 original windows.

"It's challenging because when you want to make a change to a structure like [this], it's a real task to open up a wall or make a window larger," said Collier.

Another interesting aspect of this home renovation is the Collier's family ties to the building. Chris's grandfather was a surgeon at the hospital in the forties and fifties and Beth's grandmother lived there when it was nursing home.

Now the Collier's are making a history of their own in the building, by starting and running their own furniture company on the third floor. Many of the pieces in their home were made by them.

"We are both on the creative side, so we both enjoy doing that kind of thing," said Chris.

The Collier's weren't the only home to be featured on the show. Bill Sykes' and Scott Campbell's lofts on Market Street were also filmed.

The homes are scheduled to appear on HGTV in spring of 2014.

To find out more about the Collier's furniture featured in the special click here.

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