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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition prepares to demo and rebuild a home in Maple Heights.

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    This house at 5101 Anthony Street in Maple Heights ceased to exist the morning of Thursday, September 30.
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    That's because Ty Pennington and the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" crew arrived and surprised the family the day before.
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    Andre and Jasmine Anderson were selected by producers of the ABC show.
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    Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are both blind and run a center for people with disabilities. Their son Jaison is deaf.
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    An army of professionals and volunteers tore the house down to build a new, 3,000 sq ft house in its place.
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    "We are thrilled that Marous Brothers Construction has been selected for this monumental effort to affect a local family in a positive way" says Chip Marous, President of Marous Brothers Construction. "We’ve spent weeks planning for this and now we're excited to begin construction on the Anderson home."
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    We were not allowed inside the house. You'll have to wait for the broadcast to see that.
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    Rapper Xzibit was a guest designer for the episode, which will air later this season.
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    Xzibit rockin' the hard hat!
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    The team had to build the house in 105 hours...working on it 24 hours a day.
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    Talk about your cool office!
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    Designer Tracy Hutson tells WTAM 1100 that the outside didn't look bad, but the interior was dangerously run down.
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    The production takes up several blocks, but accomodations are made for the neighbors.
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    The ever-enthusiastic Ty Pennington!
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    Equipment was moving into place Wednesday.
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    The thursday...the house is gone!
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    People were being restricted from the construction area.
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    A large tent was set up in case of bad weather....which came over the weekend.
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    Several Browns players lent their muscles to the project Friday.
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    By Friday afternoon, the foundation was laid and the walls were going up.
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    Offensive lineman Eric Steinbach talks about helping with the house.
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    Steinbach and others check out the progress.
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    Building a house in five days? Pretty cool!
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    Workers had the foundation laid and were framing with 24 hours.
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    The walls were lowered into place...
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    ...and the house began to take shape.
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    Fast forward to the nest Tuesday as the crowd gathered for the final day of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in Maple Heights
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    The Anderson Family's stunning new home!
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    Cleveland Browns linebacker David Bowens returned for the final day.
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    Another look at the new house.
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    Crews continued prepping for the big reveal with only hours to go.
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    Cheerleaders from Maple Heights High School arrive for the event.
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    The crowd tried to stay dry on a rainy Tuesday.
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    Bowens slips into his jersey for the festivities.
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    Browns faithful were among the spectators.
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    Members of the Cleveland Sight Center arrive to show their support.
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    A stand-in family awaits as crews run a practice reveal. The crowd had to practice yelling, "Move that bus!"
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    Ty Pennington passes the time.
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    Designer Michael Maloney waves to the crwod.
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    Shopping and style consultant Tracy Hutson speaks with Maloney.
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    The Anderson family awaits the big reveal...
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    "MOVE! THAT! BUS!"
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    The Anderson's discuss their new home with Pennington and Co.