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J. BARRETT WILLINGHAM is the owner of Restoration Realty, a design, restore and build firm established in 1998.


Barrett first caught the renovation bug as a teenager while working alongside his dad on various residential remodel projects.  


For 20 years, Barrett has partnered with his wife Elizabeth in raising four fantastic children and completing a full range of renovation projects.  Born and raised in Dallas, Barrett has a keen eye for "making the old new again," resurrecting homes others see as past their prime and reimagining spaces to better serve the way today's families live.

A plan drafted by Restoration Realty today will be a timeless treasure for decades to come.

First Impressions

Creating the home 

of your dreams 

begins at the front door.  


Restoration Realty has reimagined a historic Tudor duplex as a spacious single-family home, added a second floor to a classic craftsman, and brought a 1950s ranch into the 21st century. 

With 20 years’ experience  renovating homes of all ages, Barrett isn’t surprised by “surprises” anymore.  In the planning stages of your project, Restoration Realty will be careful to create a budget and timeline that takes into account the unexpected detours inherent in home renovation.

The Heart

of Your Home

For nearly two decades, Barrett has partnered with the same hardworking, reliable craftsmen.  From custom cabinet makers to plumbers to electricians, tradesmen who are committed to excellent work will help make your new kitchen your favorite room in the house.



Spa-Like Serenity

With an eye for the fixtures and finishes that balance timeless elegance with on-trend modern luxury, Barrett can transform your cramped, dated bathroom into a refreshing retreat.

Working with a loyal team of contractors, Barrett provides personalized, turnkey service to every client.  Whether you come with plans already drawn by your personally selected architect or need Barrett’s help reimagining your space, he’ll make your vision come to life. 


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