After a year in a new house in suburban Virginia, Steve Ciccarelli decided to trade modern comforts and conveniences for the process of renovating an 1898 Victorian house. This series of stories chronicles the ordea....er, process.
- Demolition and Details
Steve and Corby Ciccarelli plug away at details and begin the last of the demolition that will eventually bring their Victorian to its original splendor.
- Voices of Experience
The Ciccarellis: "Don't renovate in the winter; don't live in the house you're working on."
- Oops! Another Setback
The Ciccarellis learn the hard way that every decision has its risks when one of their chimneys comes tumbling down.
- Steve's House -- The work begins
It's mid-November, the house now belongs to Steve, and demolition is underway ...
- Steve's House: An Introductory Tour
Steve Ciccarelli offers a first-peek tour of the house he'll restore
- Turning the Corner
With the demolition finished, the fun of rebuilding Steve and Corby Ciccarelli's house begins
- Cold, wet nights
Mistakes turn out to be blessings in disguise as the Ciccarellis tackle plumbing and framing
- Flues and Winter Blues
The Ciccarellis discover that renovating their Victorian in the middle of winter is tough going
- From the Bottom to the Top
The Ciccarellis turn their attention to the cellar and the attic of the Victorian they are restoring.
- Christmas 1999: New walls, old hauls
How the Ciccarellis spent their Christmas vacation. Hint: It wasn't at a ski resort.
- Dust, debris and decisions
The two upstairs apartments are gutted and work begins downstairs.
- Steve's House: An Introduction
Follow along as Steve Ciccarelli renovates a turn-of-the century Victorian home in Virginia