From a media release:
Corus Entertainment’s W NetworkÂ announced today the start of production on a new spin-off of the hit franchiseÂ Love It or List It.Â Produced by Big Coat Productions, in association with W Network,Â Love It or List It Vacation HomesÂ (13×60)Â features a series of unique vacation homes and breath-taking vistas in and around Ontario and British Columbia. Hosts, designerÂ Dan Vickery(HGTVâ€™sÂ Design Star) and realtorÂ Elisa GoldhawkeÂ will face off against each other, armed with their list of â€œmust-havesâ€ to sway the vacation homeowners final decision to either keep their renovated property or sell. Production begins onÂ Love It or List It Vacation HomesÂ at the end of August and the series is scheduled to air in Spring 2016 on W Network.
InÂ Love It or List It Vacation Homes, the homeownerâ€™s love affair with their vacation property has fizzled and they are faced with the dilemma of whether they should love it or list it. And so begins the rivalry between designer and realtor. Itâ€™s up to creative designer Dan, to renovate and re-design the homeownersâ€™ current vacation property so that they will â€œlove itâ€ and stay. Whereas fearless realtor Elisa must pull out all the stops to find the homeowners a beautiful new vacation property that checks all the boxes on their wish list,Â persuading themÂ toÂ â€œlist itâ€ and put their current property on the market.
While showcasing unique architectural designs and fantastic real estate properties, each episode takes the viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride as Dan and Elisa battle it out for the homeownersâ€™ allegiance. Dan will have to overcome the hidden surprises that come with every reno and deliver a breathtaking transformation. Meanwhile, Elisa will have to do everything in her power to find a beautiful vacation home for clients with high expectations and zero tolerance for failure. Whether Dan has to deal with a septic tank calamity or Elisa has to track down that perfect waterfront location, each episode ends with that all important question â€“ will they love it or list it?
About Realtor/Co-Host Elisa Goldhawke:
Originally from Nottingham, England, Elisa immigrated with her family to the United States in the 1990s andÂ moved to Canada in 2006. Happily residing in Southern Ontario, Elisa has been practicingÂ real estate in the beautiful areas surrounding TorontoÂ for the past six years.
As a top realtor, Elisa is committed to making the real estate experience as effortless as possible, for first time buyers to experienced investors. Elisa finds clients are drawn to her â€œlove of lifeâ€ attitude and the boundless energy she brings to every real estate transaction. Elisa wonâ€™t rest until her clients are completely satisfied.
Sheâ€™s an animal lover who considers walking her German Shepherd â€œRamseyâ€ her â€œzen timeâ€.Â Elisa also loves to sing and is ready to break into song any time she can talk friends into a night of karaoke.
About Designer/Co-Host Dan Vickery:
Born and raised on a farm in Portland, Oregon, Dan arrived in Los Angeles, California with a hands-on work ethic, a degree in architecture and a love of design. As an interior designer, Dan and his design company have successfully transformed residential and commercial spaces in LA for the past six years.
Dan finds design inspiration everywhere, but as a former â€œfarm boyâ€, he especially loves the abundance of texture, colour and beauty found in nature. This LA lad is never so happy as when he can roll up his sleeves and turn raw elements into works of art. Danâ€™s clients love the fact that he always goes the extra mile to ensure their total satisfaction with his finished design.Â Dan was a former contestant on HGTVâ€™sÂ Design StarÂ andÂ Design Star All StarsÂ in the U.S.