'Extreme' Home Speeds Toward Completion
Finishing Touches, Inside Work Remain
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Volunteers sped into the home stretch of construction on Indianapolis' "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" home Friday morning, with just a day to go before the big reveal.Bernard McFarland and his family will soon return from a show-provided vacation to Paris to see his new home in place of an old, deteriorating home in the 2300 block of Oxford Street.In spite of lightning and heavy rain Thursday night, crews have nearly finished off the home and adjacent library.On Thursday, volunteers focused on the details -- sidewalks, landscaping and an ever-popular basketball court.Inside the home, they laid tile and hardwood and finished the mechanics so designers could be brought in to work their magic Friday."They're going to shout. They are such Christians. They are really going to shout," said Trina Fay, who is related to the McFarlands, referring to the anticipated reaction of the family. "It's just breathtaking."Crews were more than 95 percent done with their work Thursday night and expected to hand the keys over to show host Ty Pennington Friday."It's in good shape inside right now," said Brad Love, of Estridge, the company constructing the home.A windmill that will power the house was put in place Thursday, along with numerous other finishing touches."It's amazing how many people worked together to get this done. It's so cool that everyone could make this project for this family that deserves it," said a volunteer.