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85-year-old Johnsburg home demolished

JOHNSBURG – After standing for 85 years, a Johnsburg house was demolished Thursday.

It took just 30 minutes for the 1928 summer home to come down, which was completed by Streamline Builders Inc. The company plans to build a more energy efficient house on the same property.

Builders are scheduled to start in July work on an energy efficient story-and-a-half home, with an A-frame and trapezoid windows that offer a “rustic look,” according to Streamline Builders Inc. President Bret Jones.

“Due to the nature of its energy efficiency, the house was unable to rehab and wasn't worth trying to transform to meet today's standards,” Jones said.

The home, which has been unoccupied for more than two years, didn't meet basic energy codes and had improper insulation and siding, Jones said.

Construction on the new house, at 1715 River Terrace Drive, plans to be finished by the end of November. It will be two-bed, two-bath "wilderness house," Jones said.

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