Surrounded by high rise condominiums sits an 100-year-old historic house in downtown St. Petersburg.
"We saw the potential. Once we walked in we fell in love with it," Stepahnia Everett said. Her and her husband Bradford are the new owners of the house.
That potential has to be left to the imagination for now. The house looks like it's ready for demolition. Sitting on top of a crumbled foundation with boarded up windows.
But in a few months it will actually become the home of the Everett family. "When I walked in, my first thoughts were Habitat was right. I should not judge this house by what I see," Bradford said.
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County teamed up with JMC Communities to begin transforming the old Queen Anne style house. But before renovations can begin, the house must be moved.
"We'll pick it up, move it, put the new foundation in and then completely restore to it's original character, the exterior of the home," Michael Cheezem said. He is the C.E.O and owner of JMC Communities.
The house will begin its journey through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg around 10 Thursday night. First, it will make it's way down Fourth Avenue Northeast to an empty lot at the corner of Dr. MLK and 13th Avenue South.
"Once the house is on the lot it's really going to be reality, and I'm so excited," Stephania said.
"We'll be focused on the inside renovations and utilizing our volunteer forces," Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County C.O.O. Ron Spoor said.
Volunteer forces will include the Everetts.
Nothing new for Bradford. His grandmother used to make him volunteer with Habitat for Humanity when he was growing up. Now Bradford gets the chance to see what it's like to help build a home he'll get to all his own.
"I always wondered what that meant and what that felt like, and I feel like Habitat allows you to do that," Bradford said.
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