Thanks so much for following along with our house rebuild! We’re glad you’re here and hope that you will be inspired by our story.
On June 28, 2019 our house was struck by lightning and immediately caught fire. Fortunately we were all home and were able to get to safety. It was a terrifying scene, but we are forever thankful to have had such an amazing community to embrace us and while firefighters put out the fire. – Even as brand new neighbors to the area! We had just moved here three months prior from North Carolina!
What Damages Are There?
There are lots! Unfortunately, the fire took around 4 hours to put out. Hot spots kept spreading and spanned throughout the entirety of the house. The fire completely destroyed the attic and roof, however, the water to put out the fire and smoke are what caused most of the damage on the other three floors. Although the damages are extensive, as you will see the entire roof will be coming off and rebuilt. We are working with crews to try and salvage as much as possible. Our main goal is to put our house back to its period- appropriate self and make her shine, for another 133 years!!
Update #1: House Fire, Struck by Lightning
Update #2: Update
Update #3: Frustration
Update #5: Demo of the Downstairs
Update #7: Silver Spoon
Update #8: Trick-Or-Treat; Victorian Style
Update #9: New Joists
Update #10: Roof
Update #11: Roof Demo
Update #12: Roof Demo & Rebuild
Update #13: Beginning of Rebuild
Update #14: Secret Bookcase!
Update #15: We Have Roof Shingles!
Update #16: Heart Hunters & Easter
Update #17: Butler’s Door
Update #18: Hometalk Segment & Video Walk-Through
Update #19: Beginning of Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC
Update #20: Garden & Bunnies
Update #21: Choosing An Exterior House Color
Update #22: Treasures Hidden In The Ceiling
Update #23: Insulation
Update #24: Plaster Walls
Update #25: Surprise Visitors
Update #26: Half Bathroom Before & After During Fire Demo
Update #27: Laundry Room Makeover
Update #28: How To Paint & Refinish HVAC Vent Grate Covers
Update #29: DIY Wooden Door Plaque
Update #30: Spring Porch Decor
Update #33: House Updates
Update #34: DIY Custom Window Trim