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Bethany: It never ceases to fascinate me, how entire homes are moved from one spot to another – and what has long been known as the Blue House in the Cedars was a very painstakingly precious undertaking. I had the chance to talk to the man who will be restoring the home to its former glory, and get a better idea of what it takes to bring a long-neglected beauty back to life.
It took a bit, but the Blue House is almost completely safe now.
Almost, because windy weather has held up the removal process, so it sits on two lots — its original on Griffin, and the new lot at Beaumont and Browder.
It may take a while for the entire house to make the trek over to the new location, Dallas developer Mark Martinek told me last week.
“We’re still moving it,” he said. “It’s kind of half on the original location, half on the new location.” (more…)