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Rachael Ray Reveals Newly Rebuilt Residence 1 12 months After Devastating Hearth: ‘Actually Thrilling’

Rachael Ray is giving a glimpse inside her newly rebuilt house over a yr after it was destroyed in an enormous hearth.

The superstar chef, 53, opened her doorways on the season 16 premiere of the Rachael Ray Present to offer followers a tour of the upstate New York house she shares together with her husband, John Cusimano.

“That is our home. It’s actually thrilling to have a home rebuilt in a bit of over a yr,” Ray mentioned, displaying viewers across the house, which she tried her finest to recreate after the August 2020 hearth. Within the wake of the blaze, all that was left of the home was “simply the opening within the floor,” Ray mentioned. A yr later, she is “again to a recent shell that could be very a lot the identical.”

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“It is as near the unique as we may [get],” she mentioned. “Quite a lot of that is simply rebuilt issues that seem like a facsimile of what was right here.”

Nonetheless, there have been some small tweaks with the renovations. “We took out the skylights within the backside visitor room as a result of nobody preferred them. It woke them up too early,” Ray mentioned, whereas her husband added that they modified the roof from wooden to tin.

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The home could also be newly constructed, nevertheless it maintains its homey, lived-in really feel because of the largely wood-covered inside. As Ray defined, “The rationale the home seems to be previous even when it is new, or new once more, is as a result of all of that is fallen wooden. It is reclaimed fallen barns and beam work which gave the home the heat it had.”

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After the fireplace, Ray and her husband “misplaced most of our grownup lives,” she mentioned. She later added that she’s “grateful to have been in a position to rebuild their house so rapidly.

“All people in life within the final couple of years has needed to transfer on and pivot and rethink and reorganize their lives—and that is what we’re making an attempt to do,” she added. “I’m tremendous grateful that we had the firefighters that saved our lives. And we finally turned very grateful to have everybody share our lives with us by this powerful time, as a result of we have been all going by the identical powerful time collectively.”

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Ray beforehand opened up about escaping the fireplace on the season 15 premiere of her present final yr, telling viewers she and her husband have been about to take pleasure in dinner collectively when a person bumped into their yard to inform them their roof was on hearth.

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Rachael & John Present Body Of The Residence They’re Rebuilding After Summer time 2020 Home Hearth

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Ray had run inside hoping to seize “medication, my notebooks, my mom’s highschool ring, issues that when your home is burning down, you do not need to depart,” she mentioned, “However once I ran to the highest of the steps, I may hear the fireplace within the wall. I may hear the electrical energy, I may hear hazard.”

Fortunately, no person was injured within the blaze. In an editor’s letter revealed in November 2020 within the Rachael Ray In Season vacation subject, Ray mentioned she was appreciative of all the things that got here out of the expertise.

“I am grateful to the primary responders who saved my life. I am grateful for the chance to rebuild,” she wrote. “I am grateful I had a spot to remain when my world caught hearth, the place I may take sanctuary, and that I realized, in a method I hadn’t actually understood earlier than, the distinction between a home and a house.”