'Extreme' Baltimore home unveiled Sunday

Girls group home featured in season premiere

September 25, 2010|By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun

More than two months after seven girls were surprised by a 11,120-square-foot home by ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the public will get a chance to see the inside of the house at 7 p.m. Sunday during the two-hour season premiere of the feel-good show.

The girls from Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization that provides at-risk youth with a group-home-style setting, will be watching during a premiere party at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, which has offered each of the girls scholarships that include room, board, fees, tuition and books. It is estimated that each scholarship at Notre Dame is worth $160,000.

The males in the program wrote to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" asking producers for help building a home in Northeast Baltimore for their female counterparts. The show responded and surprised the girls with news that they would build them a three-level house, the largest in the history of the show.

The home is built on a lot purchased last year by Boys Hope Girls Hope with plans for building a group home for girls. The organization also operates a boys home about a block from the lot.


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