E. Setauket home torn down for reality show

The 40-year-old home of an East Setauket family was torn down yesterday to be rebuilt by ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

The producers of the show selected the Lutz family because they opened their home to 18 adopted children, seven of whom have Down syndrome.

According to the home designers, the Lutz family's Ringneck Lane home has only one bathroom. The new model of the home will have several bathrooms and be handicap accessible for the eight family members who still live there.

News 12 Long Island featured the family in 2003, when Kathleen Lutz decided to give up her career to care for her siblings with disabilities after their parents passed away.

The family is vacationing in the Hamptons while the home is rebuilt.

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For video of the home demolition, go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable box and select iO Extra.

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