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Nicole Curtis is saving historic houses, one brick wall at a time on this new series, Rehab Addict: Detroit. Working in her hometown of Detroit, she is helping preserve the historic Ransom Gillis house to return it to its original glory. It's an enormous project with a tremendous amount of history, but Nicole is up to the challenge to get it all completed on a tight deadline.
Nicole Curtis begins renovations on the Ransom Gillis House, a historic home in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood. Built in 1876 and abandoned since the 1960s, this mansion is in need of some serious rehab. Construction is underway, and all of the trades work together to reinforce the strength of the home, one brick at a time. Nicole attempts to salvage as many original elements as possible and restore this home to its former glory.
Now that walls are up and plumbing is roughed in, Detroit's Ransom Gillis House is ready for the next phase of its renovation. Nicole Curtis tackles the kitchen and dining room in this iconic 1800s mansion. With new hardwood floors, grand cabinets and stained glass, the modern kitchen and dining room designs remain reminiscent of the home's historic feel. However, the renovation has its fair share of challenges.
Now that the front house has come together beautifully, it's time for Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis to turn her attention to the back unit of the Ransom Gillis house. All of the trades work together to ensure that the back unit renovation goes just as seamlessly as the front. Subtle details throughout the house recall the original grandeur of this 1800s Victorian mansion.
Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis has completed the interior renovations on the Ransom Gillis house, and now all that's left to focus on is the exterior. The finished brickwork, new slate roof, iron cresting, and ornate stained glass windows make this house truly unique. With the help of local volunteers, the exterior landscaping comes together swiftly in preparation for the open house. Then Detroiters line up around the block to see the restored majesty of one of Detroit's most iconic mansions.
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