The Concept House

Springing from the vision of our CEO – Mark Foster – the original house was deconstructed (and the new one even partly constructed) with Second Chance Manpower, using Second Chance Materials, and uniquely representing the Second Chance Mission!

The original two-story, 1,600-square-foot home in the Hampton neighborhood of Baltimore County was deconstructed to the foundation, salvaging only the chimney. The newly constructed 8,200-square-foot house was constructed using Second Chance salvage in every conceivable way.

It’s been a labor of love, taking six years to complete. As a reflection of the organization, we carefully curated each piece and its placement. We did it all internally without designers or architects—to show others anyone can do this. The house exhibits what can be done with salvaged materials and a little imagination.

Like any home with historic materials, it’s a place of stories. Indeed, they don’t make it like they used to.

Check out the latest from Builder Magazine on this uniquely inspiring project.

Here's a fresh perspective on the project from Baltimore Home magazine!

This green-themed “Concept House" that highlights reclaimed product design will serve as a venue to further understand our nonprofit. You may even get the chance to tour it and hear one of our program participants share their inspiring story someday!

Enjoy the Journey

In this video pairing before and after shots, you'll get a true sense of the total transformation that's taken place at 600 East Seminary Street.

This slideshow will give you a sense of the painstaking progress from the earliest days that resulted in the beauty that now exists.

The Results Are In!