This home, an elegant Victorian built by my grandparents in Wilcox, PA in 1902, had seen better days. Time, neglect, and a 1975 fire had taken their toll. Trees grew through the porch and roof. When a tree fell and destroyed the chimney, I decided to save the home. With the help of a local contractor specializing in restoration, a neighbor who knew the house's history, landscapers, a mason, and a number of old photos and original pieces, we went to work restoring the 103-year-old.
—Richard from Wilcox, PA