In a house where most of the ceiling has collapsed, there’s little the ceiling can’t fix itself to.
But that’s not what happened to the home of Brian Gough, who bought it in the summer of 2016 for $1.5 million and put it on the market in September of this year.
He was selling the house for $3 million when the roof came down.
“I was pretty stunned when it fell,” Gough told The Post.
“It’s kind of like being hit by a bus, you get a little shaken up, you start running around the house trying to figure out what went wrong.”
Gough and his wife, Lorna, were surprised to find the roof had not come down on their second floor when they opened their front door.
Instead, the roof was on the second floor of the home.
“We thought it was just going to be a short fall, and then it just dropped,” Grough said.
“The roof fell on top of us.
It was pretty hard to see it because it was so far off the building.”
As I turned around to check it out, I was just in total shock.
“The roof had come down just a few weeks before Gough and Lornan were to move into the house.
The Goughs have since gone through three roof replacement projects and are now looking to fix the roof.
Gough’s house is in the middle of the city, on the corner of King and Queen Streets.
The family is in need of some serious repair, as they had to relocate to a new house in December when the property was sold to the city.”
The roof has come down two or three times, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” Goug said.
The Gough family is now living in a $300,000 condo on the same block, in a building with a roof replacement project underway.
The couple’s property has also been plagued by water damage.
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I think we’re going to have to pay for it,” Lornana Gough said.
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“When it happens, you feel pretty guilty,” Groug said.
“If it’s not your fault, it’s probably a lot worse than you thought.”