It’s been a long time coming, but the Historic Ransom Gillis house is almost ready to go. In the midst of a major redevelopment, crews are closing in on completion of the exterior of the house.
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When Curtis got her hands on the building in 2015 — with construction officially beginning in August — she said she was excited, and she said the restoration would be impressive.
The Ransom Gillis project is the linchpin of a bigger $70 million revitalization effort funded by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert in the historic Brush Park neighborhood.
Curtis’s work on the home will be featured in an eight-part special of her Rehab Addictshow this November.
The cost of the renovation hasn’t been released.
Curtis is known for restoring historic homes to former grandeur with as much historical accuracy as possible.
For the Ransom Gillis home, that means there’s a lot of ornate decoration, custom work and “throw-back” work.
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