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May 24, 2011 7:08AM
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Well, I'm all for saving cute little old places, but really, what with moving it *and* having to remove all remnants of mold, mildew, and mouse-infestation I'm not real sure what could remain of the original.  *Not that they had any choice*, I emphasize: at the start of the project, the place was a *biohazard*, period.  To those who write things like "They didn't save anything" ... well, there was nothing directly save-able, except perhaps the roof intself which appeared to be excellent (and which assuredly saved the rest of the structure from complete deterioration.)  Even the individual framing timbers: with the threat from mold you would have by that point, you have absolutely no choice but to strip the structure down to the frame and seal all frame-members with anti-mold primer, for starters.

 

May 24, 2011 6:42AM
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Well, I'm all for saving cute little old places, but really, what with moving it *and* having to remove all remnants of mold, mildew, and mouse-infestation I'm not real sure what could remain of the original.  *Not that they had any choice*, I emphasize: at the start of the project, the place was a biohazard, period.  To those who write things like "They didn't save anything" ... well, there was nothing directly save-able, except perhaps the roof intself which appeared to be excellent (and which assuredly saved the rest of the structure from complete destruction.)  Even the individual framing timbers --- with the threat from mold you would have, you've got to strip the structure down to the frame and seal all frame-members with anti-mold primer.

 

May 24, 2011 6:40AM
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Well, I'm all for saving cute little old places, but really, what with moving it *and* having to remove all remnants of mold, mildew, and mouse-infestation I'm not real sure what could remain of the original.  *Not that they had any choice*, I emphasize: at the start of the project, the place was a biohazard, period.  To those who write things like "They didn't save anything" ... well, there was nothing directly save-able, except perhaps the roof intself which appeared to be excellent (and which assuredly saved the rest of the structure from complete destruction.)  Even the individual framing timbers --- with the threat from mold you would have, you've got to strip the structure down to the frame and seal all frame-members with anti-mold primer.

 

Jan 7, 2011 10:48PM
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I think they did a good job on restoring it, however I would have kept it as original as possible, such as the cabinets, window's, etc.   unless they where just unsavable. 
Jan 7, 2011 10:37PM
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Just greeeat.  Sure, clean it up, restore the original wood where needed, bring it back to it's original construction.  To take this landmark, move it away from where it had historical significance, and completely rebuild it to the point that the magic of history is completely destroyed and irradicated is a shame.  This wasn't some shmoe's house that went into disrepair, this was where an iconic individual that impacted an entire society lived.  Even if Henry might not have specifically lived in it, I'm sure he and his family went in it from time to time.  Who knows, maybe he did spend time in it?  The point is that it is a structure that belonged together with a historical location. It would have been so nice to have been able to see what kind of environment Henry might have grown up in.  Oh well, thankfully somebody took some pictures so we'll always have that I hope... if anyone value's them enough.  No guarantees of that.

Jan 7, 2011 10:28PM
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Why doesnt the ultra rich Ford family restore it, sounds like a bunch of cry babies trying to keep a part of the Ford's history alive at the expense of others!
Jan 7, 2011 7:04PM
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They didn't save anything. They completely destroyed it by changing everything. Expanding walls, adding doors, vaulting ceilings. Should have just torn it down and built new. I don't think Mr. Ford would be to thrilled with their work. Kind of like when a Mexican takes a beautiful 1962 Impala and turns it into a lowrider. Destroys the history of it.

Jan 7, 2011 5:48PM
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this is So what I would like to do, but just me, my wife, nope she would never go for anything remotely like this.  She likes the new only.
Jan 7, 2011 3:32PM
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Congratulations on owning a special home - and one with Ludowici tile!
Jan 7, 2011 2:31PM
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Wow, that was simply an amazing job. He would be very proud of a job well done.
Jan 7, 2011 1:28PM
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Henry Ford would be proud!! They did an amazing job!
Jan 7, 2011 1:10PM
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I really want to know where they got the flag wall decor.  I would love to get my hands on one.
Jan 7, 2011 1:05PM
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This renovation is absolutely amazing.  Congrats to the owners for doing such an incredible job.  I never really dream of having gobs and gobs of cash until I see something like this.  How cool would it be to take something that is practically falling down and turning it into a show place?
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