HGTV show ‘Cheap Old Houses’ will feature historic Peoria homes

PEORIA — Peoria is about to be highlighted across the United States for its cheap old houses. 

Three of Peoria’s bargain-priced, 100-year-old homes will be featured on HGTV’s brand-new series, “Cheap Old Houses,” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. 

While two of the houses were vacant and for sale when the show was filmed in January, one of them was occupied and in the process of being restored by Reagan Leslie. She was delighted to open up her Moss Avenue home to the show, an offshoot of the popular Instagram page she had been following for years. 

“’Cheap Old Houses’ asked if any followers knew anybody with old homes. And somebody tagged me in that post. That’s how we got connected,” said Leslie, the owner of Leslie Tyler Design, a firm dedicated to helping people restore old homes,.