NC mansion that stunned us on A&E show ‘Hoarders’ now on historic home tour


A historic Greensboro home that became nationally famous in January for its disgusting interior is being opened up for tours as part of Preservation Greensboro’s seventh annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens on May 20-21.

However, visitors expecting images from the A&E television reality series “Hoarders” are going to be disappointed, reports the Greensboro News & Record.

All 31 rooms of the historic Julian Price are now virtually empty.

The place was packed to the rafters when 1.2 million households tuned last winter for a two-hour special focused on the hoardings of former owner Sandra Cowart. At the time, the interior resembled a rolling ocean of furniture, clothes, baskets, stuffed animals, picture frames, kitchen supplies, bird cages and sewing machines.

Cowart lived somewhere in the middle.

The News & Record reports Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo bought the Fisher Park Circle mansion from Bank of America, which had foreclosed on Cowart after a lengthy court battle. The two plan to restore the Tudor Revival-style house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was reported.

A&E’s “Hoarders” brings in a team of professionals to help people whose hoarding has put them in crisis. Crews spent five days at the home last fall, filming as a team mounted both an intervention and massive cleanup.