Did Drew or Jonathan Scott win “Brother vs. Brother”?
Drew and Jonathan Scott brought their sibling rivalry to HGTV in a no-holds-barred installment of their competitive series, Brother vs. Brother. After a season with no rules, one of the Property Brothers was crowned the new champion.
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Brother vs. Brother, which debuted in 2013, pitted the brothers against each other as they flipped houses in hopes of hitting the highest win. To judge the weekly challenges, they drew on a star-studded roster of HGTV talent. Drew was the reigning champion, with HGTV insightful He won Season 7.
Season 8, titled Brother vs. Brother: No Rules, premiered on January 11, 2023 HGTV explained in a press release“The six-episode season begins with a surprising twist: Zero constraints on budgets, renovations, or home locations.”
Her older brother JD was there, even filling in for new dad Drew. After both houses were sold, JD calculated their winnings and revealed that Jonathan won by a margin of $115,000.
“This victory is extra sweet,” said the 44-year-old in the season finale. “I’ll admit I worked up a sweat on the first three challenges when Drew was on a winning streak, but who’s laughing now?”
Jonathan bought his house by the sea in Westchester for $1.25 million, he revealed in the season premiere. The 2,000 square foot property was built in 1951 and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
“I’ve brought some fun to my modern cottage while also making it an eco-friendly techie haven, with solar panels powering the house and a smart security system,” Jonathan explains his strategy. “From the new elegant entryway extension to the ADU with a stunning duvet, to the additional bedrooms and of course this amazing den, I’ve packed a lot of eye candy in here that I think will result in a sweet win. My strategy was to invest more in a home that required less work.”
He exceeded his original budget of $500,000 by $15,000 and invested a total of $1,765,000. He surpassed the projected listing price, selling the property for $2,040,000 and making an overall profit of $275,000.
Throughout the season he enlisted the help of Gus Diloretto on his construction team and Lauren Reyes Lim on his design team.
“I sold for a sizeable profit, regained my title and used my proceeds to provide meals to the community,” Jonathan said of his win.
Proceeds from the sale “go to Turn Up! Fight Hunger, which partners with No Kid Hungry to alleviate childhood hunger, resulting in a donation of up to 100,000 meals.” This was announced by HGTV in a press release.
Jonathan added, “Giving back to me is more important than winning.”
Drew Scott went over his renovation budget en route to losing the season
Despite winning early challenges, Drew’s overspending throughout the season ultimately led to his defeat.
“I’m so incredibly proud of this house,” he said in the final before the sale. “I’ve been taking risks both outside and inside, with color and really cool pieces everywhere, I can’t imagine shoppers not falling in love with them.”
He bought his house on the hill in El Sereno for $850,000, he announced at the premiere. The 1,350 square foot property was built in 1939 and features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It also originally featured an additional living unit (ADU), a detached garage, and a three-story backyard.
The agent went over his $600,000 renovation budget by another $100,000 and ended up investing $1,550,000 in the property. He accepted one of two offers and sold the house for $1,710,000 for a total profit of $160,000.
“I won three out of five challenges and managed to finally beat Jonathan in the kitchen,” he said in a confessional during the finale.
Throughout the season he enlisted the help of Chris Lumpkin on his construction team and Breeze Giannasio on his design team.
“I think I may have just overestimated the neighborhood, but I’m proud of what Chris, Breeze and Team Drew have accomplished, and for me, that was all while I was a new dad,” Drew added.
Drew & Jonathan Scott have garnered a star-studded panel of judges throughout the season
The siblings have tapped into a star-studded lineup of HGTV talent to judge their homes along the way.
In the premiere, David Bromstad and Kendra Wilkinson awarded Drew the Living Room and Entryway wins. He won two more challenges: the kitchen, judged by Alex Guarnaschelli and Veronica Valencia, and the master bedroom, judged by Jasmine Roth.
Jonathan won the last two challenges before the finals. Breegan Jane and Trixie Mattel awarded him the win for his Additional Housing Unit (ADU). Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson also named him the winner of the extra rooms.
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