the partially demolished wall showing the firebox concealed behind it
Photo: Courtesy of Kara O'Brien
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Mantel: Before

Well, it was horrible. We immediately got a great offer on our house that we couldn't turn down. Then I realized, Uh-oh! The new house isn't ready. For a few weeks, we packed our two Siberian huskies, three cats, and 4-year-old daughter into one of our rental properties. But tenants got their timelines confused and moved in a few weeks early.

We had no choice but to move into a still-unfinished house that had power to only two outlets but lots of soy insulation. With one of Atlanta's worst heat waves coming through that summer, the house was an inferno.

Shown: Demolition revealed a boarded-up firebox in the living room.
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