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From 'Hoarders' house to showhouse

New owners transform Greensboro's famous 'Hillside' home featured on TV show

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Southern Exposure landscape crew installs new plants at the former Julian Price home “Hillside” on Jan. 24.

GREENSBORO — Welcome to the historic Julian Price house, built in 1929 for the president of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company.

Known as Hillside, the mansion at 301 Fisher Park Circle is considered one of the state’s grandest Tudor-style homes.

In January of 2017, Hillside attracted the country’s attention – but not just for its magnificent architecture.

The house became the setting for a dramatic episode of the A&E television reality series, “Hoarders.”

The house had become packed with piles and piles of items collected by its former owner, Sandra Cowart, who lost the property to foreclosure.

More than 1.2 million households watched on television as crews removed furniture, clothes, baskets, picture frames, kitchen supplies, sewing machines, and bags filled with other clutter.

The country’s fascination with this long, complicated saga has not ended.

Since the “Hoarders” episode premiered a year ago, the story of the Price House has captured the interest of our audience on Greensboro.com like no other story.

Articles, photos and videos about Hillside have attracted more than 1.6 million page views, growing by thousands every time the episode airs.

Now Hillside has new owners, and a new lease on life.

Michael and Eric Fuko-Rizzo bought the home from Bank of America, and the property is abuzz with activity as crews restore the beauty and history of Hillside.

From April 7 to 30, 2018, — and likely into May — you can tour and see Hillside’s transformation to a Designer Show House.

Designers from New York to Dallas have been chosen for spaces throughout the home, where they will show their talents in decorating with fresh wall treatments, furniture and accessories.

Proceeds from the show house will benefit Preservation Greensboro, the nonprofit organization that works to preserve historic sites and neighborhoods.

But now, before all of this work is complete, we bring to you the saga that Hillside has endured, a story that has captivated your interest.

Welcome to Hillside.


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