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Hello –

So glad you could drop by. I am an 84 year-old home and the centerpiece of Danny Lipford’s “The Kuppersmith Project”.

I was built in 1926, the same year Marilyn Monroe was born.  I was the first of what was to be several Tudor homes on The Cedars in the Spring Hill section of Mobile, Alabama.  But the Depression hit and the developer went out of business. Now I have the distinction of being one of two Tudors on the street.

Back then, residents of downtown Mobile, Alabama would come “up the hill” to my neighborhood to escape both heat and mosquitoes and all the roads were made of clay.  People kept horses, since we were in the country back then.

My first owner was James Fagan and his wife Georgia Ann.  The Kuppersmith family bought the home in the 1950s with their three lovely children. There has been much love and laughter here over the years.

Needless to say, everything about me is old. My plumbing and wiring are outdated, my windows leak and foundation creaks. At the start of the project, I was a 1900-square foot home without central heating or air-conditioning and not a drop of insulation.  Over the next six months, all this will change and I will be transformed into a modern low-maintenance family home by Lipford Construction.

I will be featured in a 13-part series on the TV Show Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford and in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Everyone is making such a fuss over this old gal.


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  1. Thomas Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I love this!!!

  2. Jack Deming Says:
    October 30th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    This sounds like a great and well needed upgrade good luck
    Ill try to follow it to the end

  3. Jack Deming Says:
    October 30th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    This sounds like a great and well needed upgrade

  4. Ralph Mitchell Says:
    November 10th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    The house is looking great. You can really notice the craftsmanship and hard work the crew is putting into the project. Keep it up!

  5. Evelyn Dunwoody Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I own a 1927 Tudor also in Carmel, In ! The Kuppersmith project house is so much like my house.

  6. renee hoffman-walker Says:
    December 11th, 2010 at 6:30 am

    First time to watch your program in nashville this am, perfect timing since we are planning our remodel of a home built in the 70’s. I know i will get alot of tips on expanding and “greening up” our home

  7. D Jane Kurth Says:
    January 28th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I think it’s great that you are able to revive the beauty and function of this home. It certainly appears as a splendorous home for anyone!

  8. JoAn Phillips Says:
    February 15th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I am sorry to say that I missed the first airing of the Kuppersmith Project. When are the dates, times, and channels for the remaining segments? I have heard that you are doing a fabulous job. I also live in Mobile.

  9. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    February 15th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Hi JoAn,
    New episodes of our 13-part Kuppersmith Project series will air every week from the first of February until the first of May. In Mobile we air on WKRG (channel 5) at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Those in other areas can check their local listings on our website at:
    Thank you for your interest!

  10. Heinz R.Eckhardt Says:
    February 19th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    unreleted to this site.

    several weeks ago I sent e-mail inquiring how to go about insulating walls at my home in Oakland,ca.
    It has wood paneling inside and outside,but no insulation.Was built in 1968,stick frame 2X4’s
    Did not receive a reply.

    Heinz R.Eckhardt

  11. Bernard Saucier Says:
    March 5th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    My wife and I just tuned into this Kuppersmith Project and it is very well done.
    She is a Mobile girl from down in Oakdale..the old part of town and her family has been in the city for over a century.
    Enjoying all the episodes.

  12. Jay Says:
    March 19th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Heinz…you submitted your question on February 4th and got a reply on the 5th. Was that not fast enough? Since you obviously missed it here’s the reply and link:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 8:49 am
    Hi Heinz,
    If your walls don’t have blocking in the middle of the studs, you could consider drilling 3″ diameter holes in the outside of the siding near the top of each stud area with a hole saw, have insulation blown in the holes, then run a bead of caulking around the outside of each plug and insert the siding plugs back in each hole. This works best if you’re planning to reside your house with vinyl siding or fiber cement, since the hole locations will be hidden.

  13. richard wenner Says:
    April 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I watched your show this morning and was concerned that the men doing pavers were not wearing masks when blowing dust. I am a landscape business owner so I know the dangers of inhaling sand, dust, and polymers.

  14. gloria ross Says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I would like to find out the name of the hvac unit you used. I researching for the most efficient unit to replace my 25 yr old unit. Sincerely, GLORIA

  15. Jo Ann Fragale Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I watch Danny every week, but this project has been so exciting that I can hardly wait for the next one. Where I live it comes on at 6am every Saturday morning and I am up and ready with my cup of coffee. AWESOME JOB……….KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!

  16. Peggy Allen Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    When will the open house be held? Can not wait to see it.

  17. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    The open houses for the Kuppersmith Project house were held on April 2-3 and April 9-10, 2011.
    Thank you for your interest!