This 170-year-old historic house in Georgia was saved from demolition by a couple who decided to renovate it and make it their dream home. Just four months into renovations, it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. These photos show the house in its long-abandoned state, during renovation, and after the devastating fire. The loss has been insurmountable, and nothing of the house can be salvaged.

The “Saving The Big Little House” project was being chronicled on their trendy Instagram page.

Please go to their Gofundme to see their story and see how you can help. All photographs by Andrew Wing and me, Bryan Sansivero. Enjoy!

More info: Instagram

Before and after

After the fire

Inside the abandoned house (before renovation)

An abandoned room

An abandoned bedroom

Left abandoned

The main staircase before, during renovation, and after the fire

The living room before, during renovation, and after the fire

The kitchen before, during renovation, and after the fire

The fireplace before, during renovation, and after the fire