Rachael Ray Shows Off Home Renovations After Devastating Fire


Making progress. Rachael Ray gave followers a have a look at how she and husband John Cusimano are rebuilding their Lake Luzerne, New York, house after it burned down in a large hearth in August 2020.

“Everyone asks, ‘How’s the house coming along?’” the 52-year-old TV persona stated through the Thursday, February 18, episode of The Rachael Ray Show. “John and I were discussing that somehow it was just easier to see it gone. … It was kind of easier to take it not being there than to stand inside a frame and see everything white all around you, because you then really notice [what’s missing].”

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Cusimano, for his half, famous that it was “weird” to see the house so empty as they continued to renovate.

The cookbook writer confirmed off a montage of images from the constructing website, giving a glimpse of the skin of the house six months after the devastation. “It looks like there’s a house there again!” she joked earlier than touring the within of the internal body.

“This is the wall where I heard the fire climbing through the wall,” Ray recalled as she stood within the empty bed room. “Last time I was here there was literally no roof.”

Firefighters have been known as to the scene in August when a raging hearth tore by way of the Food Network star’s home, the place she had been filming episodes of her daytime speak present through the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, a rep for Ray informed Us Weekly that the property was “unfortunately damaged and we don’t yet know to what extent,” however that the celeb prepare dinner and her household made it out safely.

While some enchancment is being made, Ray and Cusimano are hesitant to maneuver again into the house full-time. “I don’t think we’re going to go back until it’s done … almost done,” the My Year in Meals writer stated on Thursday.

Ray beforehand detailed the extreme harm one month after the unintended hearth, sharing a weak second along with her speak present viewers as she mirrored on all of the reminiscences she made there along with her family members. As they proceed to rebuild, the New York native thanked followers for his or her fixed help and sort messages.

“So many people have written us and been so kind to share their own loss — people that have been through fires, people that have lost their home to a flood [or] natural disasters and just accidents, like us,” she stated on Thursday. “Thank you for letting us into your lives and trusting us.”

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