We have had a lot, hundreds, countless people ask why we are entirely gutting the house down to the original studs. The obvious reason is because the mansion has been home to as many as 13 apartments over the last 90 years.  The only way to return it to a single family, luxury home is to take everything out. However, there are many additional reasons: multiple fires have occurred in the home, lots of environmental contaminants exist in the home, everything is currently just another fire waiting to happen, etc. It’s probably just easier for me to give you a few photos that are “worth a thousand words.”












  • May 8, 2015 Reply

    Andrea Stephens

    I totally understand gutting the house. It’s the best way to do it. I really admire your work and I’m so happy this house is being restored to its former self. But I’m jealous on one part- you’re living my dream. I would love to do what you’re doing. I hope when renovations are done that you have an open house. I would love to see the finish project in person. God bless.

  • May 8, 2015 Reply

    Judy Marquardt

    Safety first, trying to figure out where those wires lead to is a nightmare! There really is not a thing you can do except start over. I admire both of your for taking on this project And saying prayers for your safety while working.

  • May 9, 2015 Reply

    Debra Thorpe Bchanan

    I totally understand taking it down to the bare bones…..starting fresh with this beautiful home is smart……I too hope you have an open house when you are done…I was able to see part of the inside on a previous tour and would love to see the finished project.

  • July 7, 2015 Reply


    I must have said “oh my god” a dozen times. Is that black mold? Oh my god.

  • August 23, 2015 Reply


    God Bless you! What a job!

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