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Before and After: A Victorian Rebirth

Years of neglect, a house fire, and a tree fallen through the chimney left this elegant 1902 Pennsylvania Victorian, which was featured on This Old House, in dire shape. Many would knock it down instead of facing the difficult task of restoration, but the owners decided to hire a local contractor who knew the house's history, as well as landscapers and a mason, to get it back in shape. To see it restored to its former glory,


A pretty drastic change, huh? It looks completely new to me, but still maintains its wonderful original Victorian details such as that big round front porch. Have you made any restorations to your home?

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eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
lawchick lawchick 8 years
the color is the original color of the house. maybe not what I would have picked but I appreciate the historical accuracy.
sweettea sweettea 8 years
The color is totally wrong!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 8 years
Lovey love love it.
ScrabCak ScrabCak 8 years
SWOON! That house is stunning! Nothing like the victorians here in SF... That makes me want to move to the east coast!
lindaloo lindaloo 8 years
ualili ualili 8 years
I love Victorian homes, but alas there are none in my area of the country.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
My total dream home! In the area that I live in, the older homes are in terrible neighborhoods....we had to buy new, but one day I will restore!!
anniebananie anniebananie 8 years
beautiful home but i hate that color scheme
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
An amazing job. It is breathtaking.
cowgirlredd cowgirlredd 8 years
amazing job, tho i'm not a fan of the color.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
My dream is to one day live in a Victorian (haunted, naturally). I'm so glad they saved this one, and I bet the ghost is glad, too! :ghost:
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
WOW! :love: I love it!!!
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