This home suffered a decade's worth of abuse at the hands of a rowdy fraternity. Before that, it survived four owners and a century's worth of wear and tear. Potential owner Ron Tanner was warned by the real estate agent, "This house will eat you alive." That didn't deter Tanner and his then-girlfriend (now wife), Jill, from buying the three-story disaster "as is," and restoring its architectural integrity.
See the before and after photos: From Animal House to Our House