New HGTV Canada series Four Houses Canada premieres August 30

Four house-proud and ultra-competitive Canadians open their homes to cameras, criticism and critiques as they vie for the title of best home, and the pride and prize that comes with it, in each episode of Four Houses Canada, the brand-new HGTV Canada series by Proper Television.

The first peer-review design competition of its kind in Canada features oddball characters and hugely diverse design styles – all underscored by a humorous narrator who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

Based on the hit UK format May The Best House Win which is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment with international versions in six countries to date, Four Houses Canada (13 x 60) premieres Thurs., Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.
“The idea of Canadians being polite to a fault goes out the window in Four Houses Canada as each homeowner passes a critical eye over each other’s homes,” says Guy O’Sullivan, president, Proper Television. “A thrill for any voyeur at home, the series gives viewers a peek inside homes that range from amazing to bizarre – depending on who is doing the judging of course. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

In each episode of Four Houses Canada, four confident homeowners with very different tastes, opinions and personalities tour each other’s homes and score each property based on style, design, originality, livability and overall impressions. The homeowner with the highest score wins bragging rights, a cash prize of $1,000, and a feature spread in Style at Home magazine. From a trendy airplane-themed loft complete with cockpit-style seating to an uber-modern mansion with a private screening room and home gym called the ‘Belvedere’, Four Houses Canada takes viewers inside wild and wonderful Canadian homes and introduces them to the sometimes wilder people who own them.

· Episode 1: Kalman/Chantal/Hillary/Gillian

Thurs., Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

In this episode, will family man Kalman’s Hungarian home have his peers hungering for more or will fantastique figure skater Chantal’s home be a star on ice? Has single mom and florist Hilary flipped her way into a trendy Victorian that’s sure to please? Or will office manager Gillian secret goth-inspired abode put the Adams Family’s to shame? Watch to see which of these unique homes wins the “Best House” crown.

· Episode 2: Mike/Larry/Umberto/Susan

Thurs., Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Four very opinionated and very different homeowners – Mike, Umberto, Larry and Susan – duke it out in this episode. Former pro athlete Mike lives in a loft conversion full of sports paraphernalia and fake flowers. Umberto’s home is a Queen Anne style restoration. Heating and cooling professional Larry’s house practically boils over with design ideas while the sole lady of the group, Susan, has feathered her nest with the latest trends. Will Mike hit it out of the park? Will Umberto’s formal home feel too fussy? Watch to see which proud homeowner walks away with the big prize.

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