'Farmhouse Fixer' Star Jonathan Knight Reveals Why Latest Episode Is His "All Time Favorite"

'Farmhouse Fixer' Star Jonathan Knight Reveals Why Latest Episode Is His "All Time Favorite"


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HGTV star Jonathan Knight is passionate about restoring old farmhouses, but his latest Farmhouse Fixer project holds a special place in his heart.

In the sixth episode of season 3 called "Berry Farm Charm," Jonathan and designer Kristina Crestin had the opportunity to renovate the home of Sophie and K. Kyle Saltonstall, who grow strawberries and raise turkeys on Saltonstall Farm in New Hampshire.

Their 100 acre fruit farm has been in Sophie's family for three generations. The couple updated the barn for wedding and events, and then contacted Jon about renovating their 10,000 square foot farmhouse that dates to the mid-1800s. He estimated that the project would take 12 months and cost $700,000-$900,000. After careful consideration, the couple asked him to take on the three bedroom, two bath apartment on the property instead.

Jon and Kristina worked their design magic on the space, and Jonathan got a little choked up during the reveal. He said, "We've never actually done a working farm. I was nerding out. Choosing to be a farmer...it sounds glamorous, but it is so much hard work."

After the episode aired, Jon shared on his Instagram story, "I'm so off this week I was late to watch my show! Forgot it's Tuesday. This episode is my all time favorite from all 3 seasons. Thank you Sophie and Kyle."

We asked Jon what made this renovation so special, and he told Country Living, "This episode involved real farmers and a renovation with so much heart. This farm is Sophie and Kyle’s legacy. Kristina and I had so much fun working with them while learning about the day-to-day operation on their farm. I walked away with a greater appreciation of what it means to be a farmer and the joy of renovating a true working farmhouse."

While this episode of Farmhouse Fixer was Jon's favorite, we think the whole series is not to be missed. Catch new episodes on HGTV on Tuesdays or stream all three seasons on Max.

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