Later in 1970, and up until 1972, the home was restored. The building was raised 8 feet into the air by a professional house mover, and a new concrete block foundation was constructed with a brick facing on the outside (old bricks were used to keep the character). Steel I-beams were installed in the basement to support the home.
- Porch rebuilt
- Siding replaced where necessary
- Roof strengthened and hand-split wood swings put on wooden v-shaped gutters were repaired, and barrels were placed at the corners of the house to catch rain water
- Insulation installed
- Plumbing replaced
- Plaster repaired and/or replaced
- Electric baseboard heating installed