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Nicole Curtis' Video Shows Long Nights at Ransom Gillis

After a grueling summer of restoration, HGTV's Nicole Curtis' work on Ransom Gillis House seems headed for the finish. After nine hours of sanding floors inside the 1876 Brush Park Mansion, Curtis made use of scrap lumber to build an impromptu bonfire. The house, vacant for decades, needed to be wholly rebuilt on the inside—Curtis started with just a brick shell in June. Today, the home has new front doors, an amazing stained glass window made by Detroit artists, and, apparently, all new hardwood floors. That's what comes of burning the candle—and the scrap wood—at both ends.

Curtis posted this video to Facebook and linked to Twitter with a comment that concludes with two very tantalizing words: "We just left work. Started at 8 am. Might've just eaten Snickers bars and done French fries. What's it take to do what we do? Tolerance. #brushpark #detroit almost done."

We just left work. Started at 8 am. Might've just eaten snickers bars and done French fries. What's it take to do what we do ? Tolerance :) #brushpark #detroit almost done

Posted by Nicole Curtis on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Ransom Gillis House

205 Alfred Street, , MI 48201