A 150-year-old house that was so badly damaged by Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., that it was featured on the cover of Newsweek has been demolished after its owners determined it would be too costly to save.
They were told that it could be repaired, but the family ultimately decided reconstruction was cost-prohibitive and had it torn down.
The home was demolished Friday. The front door was saved and will be converted into a table at a local restaurant, NBC 4 New York has learned.
The Zois family said they would like to build a new house that looks just like the one that would captivate the nation as an image of destruction, but that any new house they built would be constructed to withstand a storm like Sandy.