My Houzz: Pro Skater Tony Hawk Stuns Friend With Surprise Remodel

My Houzz: Pro Skater Tony Hawk Stuns Friend With Surprise Remodel

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My Houzz: Pro Skater Tony Hawk Stuns Friend With Surprise Remodel

“Perfect” is a word you’ll hear Kerry Overman say a lot in response to her renovated kitchen, living room and bathroom. Which is shocking given that the renovation was a surprise from her friend, legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.

So how did a man famous for being the first to land a 900-degree aerial spin on a vertical ramp come to successfully execute an extensive home remodelling project? With years of getting to know his friend’s style and with a lot of help from some design professionals.

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Lari Darryn TX (8a)

Amazing transformation of aesthetics and flow without a complex reno. Really lovely.

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garlichillfarm

These Houzz makeover sentiments just keep getting better and better. But, this one is over the top. It could not have happened to a more deserving friend relationship. Great story and great outcome from the designers and crew. Just wonderful.

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Demetra Heigher
What a great gesture from Tony Hawk for a friend! I love this remodel because I face the same issues in my home with a lack of natural light and lots of wood. I also thought about whitewashing in order to preserve the wood grain because I don't like to cover it with paint when it's decent quality. So it's great to see an excellent example of how the pros accomplished this. Thanks!
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KCVISART ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Awesome. The guy has got a big heart and the designers certainly delivered.

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GOODFELLAS CONSTRUCTION

Tony Hawk is such a cool guy! Great remodeling project!

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daxx95

This was an amazingly touching story!! Proud that Mr. Hawk hails from our neck of the woods! It was a truly beautiful thing that he and his wife did for his best friend's family. Thanks for sharing!

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Davis Electric Company

That was a beautiful story...Love it....

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Holli Morris
So cool
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Luke Buckle

Tony seems like a very genuine guy who has stuck by his friends and still managed to pull a 900 (2.5x) spin on his skateboard at the age of 48. Gotta respect that.

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Archoz Landscape Pty Ltd

great transformation and great story. thanks for this video.

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Juliette Thomas

WOW! I love it! An awesome transformation! I love the light coming in and the lighter colors used!


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missmgrrl
That is one tough room to place a TV in! I wonder where that cool painting went! I really appreciate the featuring of interior design like this.
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Denny Taylor

Amazing in every respect - how special to see the transformation and the friendship and love that goes with it.

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mjkjrobinson

Great job, very beautiful!

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Black and Milk | Interior Design | London
Very nice transformation and great story too.
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Woutje Swets

Tony, you are awesome! What a wonderful gift.

But... Where is that gorgeous leather couch?

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Marie Wall

Great project, love the mixture of pieces.Fabulous, love it, it brought me to tears too!

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Silvia Foglia

what a nice story!

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Carol Hansen
Tony Hawk was my sons’ hero back in the day. I enjoyed this video very much because of Tony and the care taken to retain the family’s aesthetic. Love this type of remodel on Houzz.
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HU-510083224267123851427

Really Amazing Story

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Chris Zec Photography
Just awesome!
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Ilovecolors
What a wonderful story of friendship. The renovation is beautiful. I hope the family has many years of enjoyment together.
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sjbld
What a perfect transformation and blending of “already-owned very personal” decor with rustic yet contemporary style!! Tony Hawk’s heart is as big as his skating talent. How lucky they all are to have remained in each other’s lives after losing his dear friend, Ray! Just joyful!!
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pinecone56
Absolutely heartwarming story of friendship! Just drying my tears!
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cosmicdog13

Tony Hawk is an amazing human! Many blessings to him!


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Knobs and Beyond

Wow! I love the transformation, excellent job.

The bathroom looks great and I love the Glass Cabinet Knobs.

Jeffrey Alexander Harlow 1-3/8" Square Glass Knob, Polished Chrome

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Kiya Kelly

This has to be my favourite My Houzz yet, what a beautiful story, gorgeous transformation and Tony just comes across as such a genuinely nice person!

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fringedweller

The design is fabulous, but it's the wonderful people in this story that makes it so, so, special.

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J. Mellow
Well done. Tony works hard to support the skate scene here in SD and beyond. He’s always been pure class!!!
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Mal TTaumoha'apai

Well done Tony. Well done to the house team. Can I place a special mention to Mr Ashton Kutcher the Executive producer!!!!. Wow go Ashton. Good job Tony I wish you were my skateboard teacher! Awesome video

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Tom Hamad
Beautiful, just beautiful!
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Larry Fogliatti

What a classy thing to do. You're a true hero.


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Blindsgalore

Beautifully done- we appreciate everything you've done for our community in San Diego and beyond.

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Rebecca Lavallee

What a sweet story and lovely transformation. It will be great for this family to spend time together in this space

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Jody Bosse
how wonderful! way to go Tony! so kind ♡
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James Cruz

I love Tony Hawk! Great story, thanks for sharing :)

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Becky Harris

I loved that the designers honored the homeowners' style so much, they really nailed it. And Tony Hawk is just so sweet it made me cry. What a lovely friendship and family.

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cassandrascott24

Echo all the sentiments above. Wonderful that Kerry could put complete trust in her friend to 'come up with the goods' and wow, did Tony and the design team deliver... To have kept the 'lodge' feel but updated the whole. It's a truly heartwarming story of love and friendship and generosity.

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DenverGuy

What a great story. It's a great human story and a great remodel story and really it's a great story for Houzz...legitimately great. There is something about the transformation and improvement of a living space that is transforming in a person's life. It all comes together in this story.

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Micky Huot

So much LOVE.

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Nguyen Xuan Son

Wonderful Project


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Everything Eco

What a wonderful man, story and gorgeous renovation. And great to see how Houzz works! Happy for all of them.

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Tammy Cates
I definitely loved the entire project done by the designer and construction crew. Tony Hawks vision for his dear friend was astonishing and clearly from his heart.
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Anthony Grospe

I am touched by this.

By the way can someone tell me the title of the end credit song? Thanks!

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cschloemer
I loved this so much! It was a lovely story.
   
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Afua Bema
Touching!Beautiful!
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MURIEL DISCHEL

This was the best yet---Tony is an amazing person whose love for this family is so apparent. It's apparent that they love him immensely too. Amazing story of tragedy and triumph---love always wins.

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Kendrah

Damn, Tony Hawk! Mad skateboard skills still. Heart just dripping with love for his friend. This was an excellent makeover - feels so respectful to the owners. Best one of these TV makeovers on Houzz yet.

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Tongue & Groove Design+Build By Mark Batson

Best special I've seen yet - we're proud of you Chrissy and Dave!

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Carson Garoni
Beautiful tribute and gift for this family!
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Relkin50 Ennis
Lovely lovely lovely.....
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Skeey Decors

Truly heart of Gold.... just beautiful!

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kiran raei
loved it!!!! amazing
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cmillentree
This is just beautiful, just beautiful from the beginning to the end. Thanks for sharing your story.
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whocareswhoiam

A lot of heart went into this project. It's a definite WOW.

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radnor99

Love this video, especially the moment she opened her eyes to see the transformation, the emotion on her face was quite overwhelming. Wonderful gesture Tony Hawk.

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Imran Ali
Proud of you well done for ur friend who does tht in these days incredible
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Lynn
Love love love how it turned out
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johnanddeannajackson

What made this renovation so powerful was Tony's heart for this family. I loved how he extended his words into action and honored his friend so well by blessing his family in a tangible way. Beuatiful execution which I'm sure will be enjoyed, but more than that, the love made real by "Uncle Tony." Kudos to all on the project.

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anathompson

What a beautiful story about love. Love of the past, present and future. Wonderful, my heart is truly moved.

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Snooze

Fantastic!


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Frances Bjornson

What stands out is how kind Tony Hawk is!


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Her Ladyship Keith

This was very well done by the designers and a wonderful gesture from TH to his close friend and God children

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pdjh
Touching story, beautiful relationships, and spectacular renovation! Houzz, you make me cry!
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Telitha Smith
Beautiful gift to give!
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maryjtoler68

I really loved seeing what kind of man Tony Hawk turned out to be. A friend is a friend. Mary Toler from Gadzooks Tulsa Oklahoma.




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Paul
Everything about this story is beautiful. Lovely family and a generous Tony Hawk. Bravo.
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Mirna Hassan
What a lovely gift from this one of a kind friend♡I felt the warmth of this friendship :'( God bless them all !!!
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Bonnie Healey

What a kind and generous thing to do. and Tony was so respectful of keeping part of the past and merging it with the future.


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EQLight

amazing results! awesome decoration! Bravo!

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Eden Campbell

This was a fantastic watch: one of my childhood heroes combined with one of my favourite interests, produced by a great dude.

Such a selfless thing for Tony to do for his friend. He truly loves that family.

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Wyman Lane Interiors

Tony you are the best to provide such an amazing gift for your friends! I really love how the designers captured Kerry's personality and yet made the space fresh, bright and new. The bathroom is amazing!

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sal d
aww ya great story. i love the families. tony your great
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