Saving old bones

Check out this great Chicago Reader article about a fabulous idea—deconstructing old houses and selling the parts at a reasonable price rather than demolishing them and trashing all the beautiful old parts. Sure, I’d rather old houses were being restored rather than removed in any way. But if someone’s going to get rid of a house for some stupid reason, it’s certainly better that the old-growth wood and wavy glass get saved.

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2 Responses to Saving old bones

  1. Jocelyn says:

    I could not agree more! It aggravates me to no end when I see a gut rehab condo project tossing solid oak doors in the dumpster. Then I go to the open house and see hollow core plastic doors in their place. Arg.

  2. n54th says:

    Yeah, I have been a coward and avoided some open houses where I knew my heart would be broken.

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