The Barn House

The Barn House In after a record number of people fled Chicago for the suburbs Ed Zotti and his wife Mary chose not only to stay but to gamble their future fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey

  • Title: The Barn House
  • Author: Ed Zotti
  • ISBN: 9781436262521
  • Page: 210
  • Format: ebook
  • In 1993, after a record number of people fled Chicago for the suburbs, Ed Zotti and his wife, Mary, chose not only to stay but to gamble their future fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood on Chicago s North Side Two doors up from a murder arson scene and across the alley from a former drive up drug mart, the BarnHouse as the Zottis unimpressed dIn 1993, after a record number of people fled Chicago for the suburbs, Ed Zotti and his wife, Mary, chose not only to stay but to gamble their future fixing up a dilapidated Victorian home in a dicey neighborhood on Chicago s North Side Two doors up from a murder arson scene and across the alley from a former drive up drug mart, the BarnHouse as the Zottis unimpressed daughter dubbed it was a rehabber s nightmare A ceiling had collapsed, the upstairs wiring had shorted out, and the oak floors were painted red, white, and blue Not to mention that the house itself was built on sand But Ed, an unapologetic city guy, saw promise behind the shabby faade Then the renovations began, draining every resource, financial and otherwise, that he and Mary had Alternately harrowing and hilarious, this is a classic account of one family s private urban renewal project from its grim beginning to its unexpected and inspiring outcome It is also the story of how this project coincided with the resurgence of American cities across the country that began in the 1990s and continues to this day.

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