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Third-generation race car champion and NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr and his wife Amy, an interior designer, are at the heart of DIY Network's series, Renovation Realities: Dale Jr & Amy.

renovation 27 april 2018The duo will transform a dilapidated 150-year-old historic home in Key West, Fla into a gorgeous coastal retreat in the four-episode series, which premieres 2 June in the US on DIY Network. Challenges include a crumbling foundation, rotted walls infested with termites and bees, and a major construction delay due to Hurricane Irma.

During the season,two restore the neglected property to its original charm, from excavating faulty plumbing to whitewashing century-old bricks that will be used to build a bathroom accent wall. To create the perfect vacation home, the couple and their construction team will open the main level to provide a large entertaining space and will reconfigure the two-story floorplan to add a guest bedroom and two bathrooms. In addition, the backyard will be converted into an idyllic tropical getaway complete with an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pool and hot tub.

"We saw this rundown old house in the Key West historic district-it was a cat sanctuary," said Earnhardt Jr. "It was the only house within blocks that was in this shape."

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