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Texas family given 'Makeover' home trying to sell it ... for $535,000

Published On: Jan 06 2014 08:17:24 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 06 2014 03:07:01 PM CST

KEMAH, Texas (AP) -

A Galveston County family given a house for free by the TV show "Extreme Makeover" is trying to sell the place because they say they no longer need such a big home.

Larry and Melissa Beach, who have taken in some 80 foster children and adopted some of them over 23 years, lost their home to Hurricane Ike in 2008. The network program provided them with a new 5,000-foot house two years later.

Melissa Beach said she's grateful for the time spent in the home but the family of 13 is downsizing and only uses part of the eight-bedroom, 4-1/2 bathroom home in Kemah.

Online records show the home is listed for $535,000, down from $799,000 when it went on the market in July.