Anthony Carrino | Spreading The Love and Passion for Design Through Authentic Storytelling

Anthony Carrino is a designer, real estate developer, photographer and TV personality with over 20 years experience in the design industry. You may already know him from his HGTV days, including Kitchen Cousins with John Colaneri, or his latest TV endeavour, The Build Up, in partnership with Ellen DeGeneres.

In this episode of The Fireside Chat™, Anthony tells us about starting his own web development company as a student at Babson College. After he graduated, Anthony and his father opened and operated a boutique design and development firm, focusing on the revitalization and adaptive reuse of architecturally significant, underutilized buildings within the urban core of Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ.
During his years on HGTV he realized there was a massive disconnect between homeowners’ expectations and the reality of construction and home renovation in the real world. This is when his new project was born, an engaging and raw digital series focused on educating and giving homeowners real, actionable information so they can make their renovations a reality. The show’s first season follows the renovation of a historic firehouse into Anthony’s home in Jersey City, NJ, and the second season, currently in progress, features the renovation of a 1965 farmhouse in the Catskills.
We loved this fun, real and authentic conversation about Anthony Carrino’s unique journey, his undeniable passion for what he does and his amazing vision for the future of building and real estate.
Find out more about at Watch the Firehouse Project Roof Deck episode where Anthony installs his Urban Bonfire kitchen here:
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