Renovated historic 4th & Gill home has first open house

9:44 PM, Apr 24, 2013   |    comments
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Wednesday night, folks got their first look inside a previously condemned home that got a face lift.

A fire damaged 611 Gill Avenue before the city condemned it. Renovations began last October as a few concerned Knoxvillians bought the home to restore its original beauty. They gutted the home down to the studs and completely rebuilt and renovated it.

One homeowner says she felt it was necessary to save the home and help preserve Knoxville's history.

"This particular home is a colonial revival from 1908 and I just think it's really important to preserve that history and that architecture because it's a part of how our city was shaped and formed," said Cheryl Ball.

Along with rebuilding the house, the team made it more energy efficient. They added spray foam insulation and Energy Star certified windows.

The home is currently for sale.

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