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A Brand New French Country-Inspired Retreat

March 16, 2020

The Washington Terrace, Utah community comes together to give back to their "everyday hero," Kelly Mayo and her family. Plumbing damage that began during a 2016 tornado was quickly making their home uninhabitable.

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Meet the Mayo Family

The Extreme Makeover team greets the Mayo family in their hometown of Washington Terrace, Utah. In the interest of giving back to someone who "pays it forward" every day, Kelly Mayo's community nominated her and her daughter, Michelle, citing how worthy they were to receive help with their home. From her job at an assisted living facility to being the ultimate neighbor ready to offer food and rides to those in need, Kelly is always the first person to step up for her community. Following a 2016 tornado that toppled a walnut tree in their backyard, they've struggled with ongoing plumbing issues that resulted in a rotting foundation and hazardous mold. Host Jesse Tyler Ferguson and the team of designers set out to build them a new home customized to meet their individual needs.

Their new French Country home was built in just five days. See the transformation now!

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The Mayo Home, Before

The former ranch home was adapted to accommodate Kelly Mayo, her daughter, Michelle, and granddaughter, Haylee. While Kelly had space on the main floor of the house, Michelle and Haylee had bedrooms in the basement. Limited ventilation, coupled with the plumbing issues that they've been managing for four years, made the lower level of the home an unhealthy environment with poor air quality.

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The Mayo Home, After

The newly constructed French country-style home in Washington Terrace, Utah, is a 2,350-square-foot, 4-bedroom/3.5-bathroom beauty customized with a wraparound porch for this deserving family of three. White picket fencing, an American flag and picture-perfect landscaping add plenty of curb appeal to this new house.

meet the designers

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The Garage, Before

The Mayo home's former garage offered storage, but it wasn't enough space for a family with two vehicles.

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