If you harbor an obsession with centuries-old homes, you might already be hooked on HGTV's Rehab Addict. As the show's host, Nicole Curtis shows off her house-whispering skills (and crazy-chiseled arms!) as she transforms the most decrepit digs into prime real estate, all while restoring the home's prized original details. As Nicole bestows nuggets of knowledge on everything from architectural styles to the best elbow-grease DIYs, it becomes clear that this self-taught home rehabber and designer knows her stuff. See what else we discovered about this passionate Midwesterner during our design date!

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