Monday, 28 December 2009 00:00
Exclusive photos, videos and interviews from the Gainesville build!
12.15.09: Reveal Photos: After a long week of hard work, the Wagstaff family dream home is complete.
12.15.09: The Big Reveal: This was it.
Everything was leading up to this day – the day of “move that bus!”.
Thousands of volunteers helping around the clock, many, many hours of hard work and lack of sleep, cleaning, building, installing, moving, painting, arranging, landscaping, and completing all finishing touches – was all over late Monday afternoon.
12.13.09-12.14.09: Days Six and Seven Photos: Construction ends and the house is completed!
12.12.09: Day Five Photos: Construction movies ahead rapidly on the fifth day of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build.
12.11.09: Day Four Photos: Construction continues as the Gators show their support for the Extreme Makeover team.
12.11.09: Day Four: Accelerated construction on a northeast Gainesville home continued on Thursday as part of an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
ABC chose Tobin and Jill Wagstaff for a home makeover, and Wednesday morning, their property consisted of piles of fill dirt and pipes. Twenty-four hours later, the wooden frame of the new house had been raised, and subcontractors and builders started installing insulation, electrical wiring, side panels, windows and the roof as the wooden frame began to look more and more like a home.
12.10.09: Construction Begins Photos: Day three of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition saw workers building long into the night. After cutting down trees, laying pipe and pouring the foundation, the first walls of the new home were raised around 9 p.m.
12.10.09: Construction Begins Recap: Hundreds of volunteers, subcontractors and spectators came to help and watch the laying of the foundation and the framing of a new home being built for locals Tobin and Jill Wagstaff as part of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on Wednesday.
Following Tuesday’s demolition of the old home, this was an exciting day for both the builders and subcontractors and the locals who came by on and off all day to watch the new home go up in front of their eyes.
12.09.09: Demolition Slideshow: With a performance from Ty Pennington and his rock band, to the sort of pyrotechnics usually reserved for rock concerts, to the giant, 700-lb. guitar that dropped onto the Wagstaff family home, this was a demolition for the history books.
12.08.09: Demolition Day Recap: A home in northeast Gainesville was demolished within seconds Tuesday night during a rock ‘n’ roll-themed demolition for an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The music-themed tear-down seemed appropriate for home owners Tobin and Jill Wagstaff, who run a nonprofit music school out of their home, and who were chosen Monday to receive a home makeover....
12.07.09: The Big Surprise Slideshow:The Fightin' Gator marching band greeted the Wagstaffs, along with TV cameras and constructions crews as they oficially found out they would be receiving a life-changing new home from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
12.07.09: The Big Surprise Recap: The Wagstaff family got a life-changing wake-up call yesterday morning when Ty Pennington and his crew from the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” knocked on their door and told them they were chosen to get a home makeover.
Extreme MakeoverWithin the next seven days, Tobin Wagstaff, his wife, Jill, and their four children, Tobin Jr., 7, Rudy, 6, Dallas, 5, and Larissa Jolene, 4, will receive a brand new home where they currently reside at 1415 N.E. Seventh St.