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How one woman spent 10 years restoring an abandoned Ohio lighthouse

How one woman spent 10 years restoring an abandoned Ohio lighthouse

SUSAN SPRINGATE 16 April 2024 From a derelict historic landmark to the ultimate home by the sea [April 16, 2024] – When Sheila Consaul decided to bid on this historic lighthouse in Ohio in a government auction she had no idea what a renovation of this scale would entail. In 2011, she finally won the lighthouse with […]

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Nicole Yost Shines in Tragically Beautiful Short Film, The Breakwater

Nicole Yost Shines in Tragically Beautiful Short Film, The Breakwater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Cleveland], [November 24, 2023] – Actress Nicole Yost takes center stage in the mesmerizing short film, “The Breakwater,” directed by the visionary James Williams. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fairport Harbor West Lighthouse, the film captures the extraordinary power of a mother’s love and loss as it unfolds during nightfall. […]

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A woman bought a lighthouse in Ohio for $71,000 and has spent over $300,000 on a decade-long renovation

A woman bought a lighthouse in Ohio for $71,000 and has spent over $300,000 on a decade-long renovation

October 9, 2023 – In 2011, Sheila Consaul purchased a lighthouse as part of a government scheme allowing people to buy government-owned lighthouses. She was looking for a summer house and loved restoring historic properties, she told Insider. When not staying in the lighthouse in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Consaul lives outside of Washington, DC. She […]

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Woman Buys Lighthouse Left Empty for 70 Years and Turns it Into a Quirky Summer Home, Here’s How It Looks

Woman Buys Lighthouse Left Empty for 70 Years and Turns it Into a Quirky Summer Home, Here’s How It Looks

September 25, 2023 – A woman searching for a summer home found her interest piqued by a U.S. government auction of lighthouses. After placing a winning bid and buying a lighthouse, she spent over a decade turning the neglected beacon into a beautiful, quirky home.   +MORE

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GSA Does That!? So you bought a lighthouse, now what?

GSA Does That!? So you bought a lighthouse, now what?

August 22, 2023 – In the second part of episode 7, we highlight what owning a historic lighthouse is like. The episode’s special guest is Sheila Consaul, owner of Fairport Harbor West Lighthouse. Sheila shares her journey of restoring her own lighthouse, offering advice for those interested in owning these beautiful and historic structures. Her […]

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I Bought An Abandoned Lighthouse For $71K & Spent $300K Making It A Home | Unlocked

I Bought An Abandoned Lighthouse For $71K & Spent $300K Making It A Home | Unlocked

August 12, 2023 – Sheila Consaul, 65, bought an abandoned lighthouse for $71,000 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio and turned it into her summer home. The renovations began in the summer of 2012 and are almost complete. So far, Sheila has spent over $300,000 on renovating the lighthouse. Unlocked is a home tour series focused on […]

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Firsthand look at what it’s like to live in a lighthouse

Firsthand look at what it’s like to live in a lighthouse

 August 7, 2023 – Did you know that you can buy a lighthouse from the government and live in it? NBC’s Jesse Kirsch explores a lighthouse on Lake Erie to discover what it’s like to live in one and share what to consider before buying one.   +MORE

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Fixer-Uppers With Waterfront Views: The U.S. Is Unloading Lighthouses

Fixer-Uppers With Waterfront Views: The U.S. Is Unloading Lighthouses

May 27, 2023 – The General Services Administration said it was offering six to nonprofits or government agencies that promise to maintain them, and selling four others at auction.   +MORE

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Buying a Lake Erie Lighthouse in Cleveland

Buying a Lake Erie Lighthouse in Cleveland

May 31, 2023 – Now’s your chance to own a lighthouse on Lake Erie. The U.S. government’s General Services Administration has announced plans to offload 10 lighthouses, including two located in Lake Erie. Bidding will open on June 30 at 11 a.m. EST for the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, which has a 50-foot conical […]

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She bought an abandoned US lighthouse. Now you can too

She bought an abandoned US lighthouse. Now you can too

Sheila Consaul, a Washington, DC-based communications executive, was in the market for a summer home when she came across a rare find. A historic, white and red, lakefront property located just off the shores of Lake Erie and surrounded by glittering water on all sides. Its name? The Fairport Harbor West lighthouse. In 2011, Ms […]

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