For Patty and her family, the building never stopped after they moved into their Habitat for Humanity home in St. Paul. As the kids grew up, the house slowly grew as well. A beautiful garden crept around the home, fresh paint popped up, and each and every room has evolved into a tranquil, comfortable space.
When Patty first moved into her home just before Christmas in 1991, she had three young children. Before their Habitat home, Patty, her husband Arthur, and their children lived for twelve years in a home built in the 1900s. The home’s age made it difficult to keep up with repairs and the poor ventilation greatly aggravated asthma and allergies for Kirby, Patty’s youngest child.