Portland, Ore – April 11, 2007 – Local home design firm, Mark Stewart Home Design was recently selected to design a home for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, airing Sunday, April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. on Oregon’s ABC affiliate KATU network.
Mark Stewart Home Design was the first ever to partner with the primetime network television show to design a home. The four bedroom, three and a half bathroom, nearly 4,000 square foot Prairie-style home was designed pro bono for the Westbrook family in Lawton, Okla.
The Westbrook family is recovering and coping with an injury that occurred during Mr. Westbrook’s tour in Iraq, leaving him without the use of his legs.
“Mark Stewart’s design was a great hit,” said Ron Nance, builder for the Lawton, Oklahoma Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project. “The home is beautiful and phenomenally functional for the Westbrook’s needs. We were told over and over by the cast and crew that this was their favorite home.”
“We are honored and have been touched deeply by the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition experience,” said Mark Stewart, president, Mark Stewart Home Design. “The work they are doing, one family at a time, is a true testament to the kind of thing this world needs more of. The Westbrook family home we designed was an inspired design – inspired by the family as well as the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew.”
About Extreme Makeover Home Edition
In its 4th season on ABC, each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to completely rebuild an entire house, including interior, exterior and landscaping. Viewers witness not only the unbelievable transformation of the house, but during the final and emotional reveal, they see how the home makeover has impacted the lives of the deserving families. The program has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program and is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
About Mark Stewart Home Design
Mark Stewart Home Design has been bringing the finest in custom home design and stock plans to the new construction market for over 25 years. The home design firm has been chosen for several prestigious honors, including The Mark Stewart Designers Showcase of Homes, Home Magazine’s “Well Crafted Home”, the Easter Seals/Century 21 sponsored Lifetime Homes series, several Street of Dreams Award winning homes, a MAME award, among others. Mark Stewart Home Design has become the trend-setter in home design. The firm is recognized as one of the foremost residential designers in North America and throughout the world. Mark Stewart Home Designs can be found in The Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Africa, Malaysia and Germany.