Before: Abandoned Abode
This Victorian was built by the current owner's grandparents in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, in 1902. 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, grandson Richard decided to step in and save the day. 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, work started on restoring the 103-year-old home.