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Howard and Jessica Huber. Photo by Steve Kuchera/skuchera@duluthnews.com

An 'Extreme' week

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An 'Extreme' week
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

A tour bus carrying "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington rolled up to the Swamp Road home of Howard and Jessica Huber.

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Pennington, host of the ABC-TV reality show, performed the famed "door knock" that signaled the South Range family had been chosen as the recipients of a new home, to be built in a week.

Monday

  • A tour bus carrying "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington rolled up to the Swamp Road home of Howard and Jessica Huber. Pennington, host of the ABC-TV reality show, performed the famed "door knock" that signaled the South Range family had been chosen as the recipients of a new home, to be built in a week.
  • The show's crew filmed the Hubers and their children, Rosie, 3, and Henry, 6, as they packed for a trip to the Disney Vacation Club in Hawaii.
  • Local excavators began digging the foundation for a new home behind the existing structure.

Tuesday

  • Volunteers were filmed making the "Braveheart Walk" across a field to the home.
  • Demolition of the old home began, with a controlled burn in part of the home used as training for firefighters.
  • Work began on the foundation of the new home.
  • Trees and part of the Hubers' gardens were moved.
  • A new septic system was put in.
  • The old farmhouse came down and was hauled away overnight.

Wednesday

  • Work was completed on the new home's foundation.
  • The fireplace and chimney were put in place.
  • The house's framing was mostly erected overnight.

Thursday

  • The home's roof and frame were completed.
  • Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work were done.
  • The house was insulated.
  • Workers began siding the house with cedar shingles.
  • Drywall started going up.
  • Work started on the circular driveway.
  • A home automation and security system were installed.

Friday

  • Cedar siding was quickly installed to beat forecasted rain.
  • Drywall work was completed.
  • Interior walls primed.
  • The concrete walkway up to the home was poured.
  • Landscaping and sod was sculpted into the backyard.

    Saturday

    • Cabinetry and window trims were pinned down in the wee hours and through Saturday.
    • About 25 colors were painted onto interior walls.
    • A 40-foot wind turbine was erected near the home.
    • The children's playground was set up in the backyard.
    • The backyard dirt was sculpted to prepare for sod.

    Sunday

    • Railings, stairs and floor coverings were completed.
    • The fireplace was completed.
    • Wallpaper was hung and paint was touched up.
    • Electrical and plumbing were finished.
    • The driveway was laid, and crushed stone and limestone were put down.
    • Cleaning crews tidied up the interior of the home.
    • Building inspector checked out the house
    • The keys were turned over from construction workers to ABC.
    • Furnishings, window treatments added.

    Today

    • "Move that Bus!"
    • Hubers see their new home
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