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TV’s Ty Pennington flips Venice charmer onto the market

During his stay in his Venice home, Ty Pennington added bamboo floors, concrete countertops and an antique cast-iron tub.
During his stay in his Venice home, Ty Pennington painted the interior and exterior and added bamboo floors, concrete countertops and an antique cast-iron tub.
(Anthony Barcelo)

Ty Pennington, the Emmy-winning host behind “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” is offering up a house of his own. His remodeled spot in Venice just came to market for $2.8 million.

He stands to make a big profit if he gets his price. Records show he bought the property for $1.11 million in 2004.

Pennington, a longtime carpenter who found fame on the home improvement show “Trading Spaces,” put plenty of work into the house during his 16-year stay. Once a drab shade of tan both inside and out, the two-story home now boasts a bright blue exterior and crisp white interiors.

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Inside, he added bamboo floors in the living spaces, concrete countertops in the kitchen and a wraparound porch lined with porcelain tile. In the primary suite — one of three bedrooms — there’s an antique cast-iron tub.

Billed as a “contemporary Craftsman,” the 2,100-square-foot floor plan also features a living room with a decorative fireplace and a sunken family room overlooking the backyard — a landscaped space complete with a dining patio and koi pond.

Pennington, 56, won two Primetime Emmys for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which ran from 2003 to 2012. In the years since, his other hosting gigs have included “The Revolution,” “On the Menu” and “American Diner Revival.”

Patrice Meepos of Compass holds the listing.


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