Yes - I assume this Carol? I agree with you, when I watched the episode, I thought "What a gorgeous house." If I remember correctly, they talked about how the house was a center of attraction with people coming and going, the onetime kids' friends, etc. It even has that great wraparound front porch.
I always think it's such a shame against the beauty of the house itself and disrespectful for the craftsmanship of those who carefully built it, cared for it before the current occupant, etc.