Surreal Estate

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kemah Redo for Sale

The bay-area home featured on a 2010 episode of the show is currently on the market.

By Katharine Shilcutt December 26, 2013

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It's no surprise the Beach family home at 1013 Delisandri Ln. in Kemah took on water during Hurricane Ike—it's located just blocks away from Galveston Bay across Highway 146.

While the amount of water the home took on in the 2008 hurricane is still a matter of some debate, the result is that the home and the Beach family were chosen for a 2010 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that saw host Ty Pennington and crew completely remodel the house for Larry and Melissa Beach and their 13 children (four biological and nine adopted), who had apparently been living in FEMA trailers post-Ike.

Nearly four years later, that home is now for sale. The original asking price was $799,000, although that amount was recently reduced by over a third—the home is now listed at $535,000.

According to the Galveston County Appraisal District, the home is valued at $376,730, up from barely $100,000 in 2010, when the show updated the now-5,000 square foot house.

The listing on HAR makes no mention of the home's celebrity appearance on Extreme Makeover, noting only the show's updates. These include "energy efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIP), spray foam insulation, attic cooling system, tankless water heater, island kitchen, Viking appliances, double oven, 2 dishwashers, 2 disposals, elevator, 2 laundry rooms, open living/dining, 3 bedrooms down & playroom, 5 bedrooms up, outdoor kitchen, playhouse, palapas, wheelchair access, handicap bathrooms, low utility bills," and the fact that "some furnishings will remain."

In keeping with Extreme Makeover's tendency toward excess, each of the eight bedrooms has a different theme—and the game room is even decorated to resemble the nearby Kemah boardwalk. Remarkably, the home still looks almost exactly as it did after the show aired four years ago. Well done, Beach family.



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