Former owners had attempted to restore the Cross House in Emporia, Kansas, but none had succeeded in finishing the work they had started on the sprawling, 9,000 sq. ft. Victorian fixer-upper. It was not until Ross MacTaggart purchased the home that it was restored to its former ca. 1894 glory.
In this heartwarming tribute to the home, Elizabeth Finkelstein from CIRCA Old Houses talks with Ross about the ups and downs and of his renovation, and why restoring an old house is a deeply satisfying, beautiful endeavor.
A truly inspiring story for anyone interested in buying, renovating or saving an old house!