Italianate staircase before remodel
Photo: 436 Preservation Group LLC
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Before: Staircase

But just as the wrecking ball was set to swing, a group of Ripley residents formed a limited liability company, or LLC, to purchase the house. They rebuilt the second floor, installed a new roof, and put it back on the market, hoping the right person would come along and finish the job.

"They were very conscious of who they sold it to," Vic says. "Everone had to feel good about us, that we would stay the course and save this house."
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