He incorporated lots of materials I love—like bamboo floors (very eco-friendly), maple kitchen cabinets, a Deco-inspired staircase, and blue cast-concrete kitchen counters.
Bandit Talks has been receiving tons of hits with people stopping by to ask: Is Ty Pennington gay? He's definitely a metrosexual but as far as being gay?
I guess it's obvious from my work that I believe having a home of your own—a place that really reflects your style and who you are—is all-important. The previous owner, Michael Tarnes, is an architect, and he added a second floor onto the bungalow, turning it into a three-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot house.
with my girlfriend, Drea Bock, we found this great place not too far from the beach (surfing! I usually relish the challenge of a fixer-upper, but with my crazy travel schedule these days, the fact that this house was finished, and, amazingly, so close to how I'd do it myself, was a major plus.
A.; Atlanta College of Art, studied art and sculpture.
Took carpentry jobs to pay for college; became a model, working with various companies; purchased a piano factory and turned it into loft-style apartments; founded Furniture Unlimited; built sets for film Leaving Las Vegas; carpenter, Trading Spaces, 2000-04; actor, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, 2002; wrote book, Ty's Tricks, 2003; host and head designer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 2003—; spokesperson, Sears, 2004—; host and head designer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—How'd They Do That?