- Spring Residence Rebuild - House Tour - Bob Vila
The Original House
“As you live in a place, you begin to see its quirks and faults, its good points and bad points,” says Angela Hodge, who, with her husband, bought this Raleigh, N.C., house—already in horrendous shape—in 1999. "The house just wasn’t that well built, with various things like rotting windows, Masonite siding, and too few windows." What it did offer was a beautiful wooded lot and plenty of promise.