DIY Network Hopes You’ll Flip Over Its Newest Show

Opera singer-turned-contractor Rachel Street takes would-be renovators inside her projects on "Philly Street Flippin'."

Looking to add a little flair to your tired rowhome?

You might want to engage the services of Rachel Street, owner of Hestia Construction LLC.

Or you might want to learn how she does it by tuning into her new TV show, “Philly Street Flippin’.”

The series focuses on Hestia’s work on renovation projects all over Philadelphia. Street, who is also a Realtor with Space & Company, specializes in taking architecturally interesting older homes and making them new again through the strategic use of details like specialty tile, reclaimed wood and distinctive items from Philadelphia Salvage.

Like those chefs opening farm-to-table restaurants everywhere, Street believes in locally sourced items, and she hires from the community as well.

Not bad for a former opera singer who toured the great opera houses of Italy for years.

The pilot episode, which airs on DIY Network tomorrow (Saturday, March 25) at 8 p.m., features her work on 1042 Tasker Street in East Passyunk. Tune in, and let DIY know what you think afterwards: the show will be picked up by the channel based on how well the pilot does.

“Philly Street Flippin'” to Premiere on DIY Channel [Space & Company blog]