Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sheridan home sold, to be restored
From the NY Times:
The show is over for a Queens house that became a goofy landmark for its forest of fake flora and over-the-top decorations that infuriated many neighbors.
The house, 93 Puritan Avenue in Forest Hills Gardens, has been sold by the longtime owners who had turned it from a stately Tudor home into the notorious House of the Plastic Flowers: a curiosity that attracted sightseers.
The buyer is a local real estate agent who is in discussions with television producers about documenting the renovation of the house into a home-makeover segment.
“It will be a huge undertaking,” she said. “All I want to do is bring it back to normal. Ms. Malek explained that she was friends with the Sheridan family for years and was able to assure Mr. Sheridan that the house would be in good hands.