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New Orleans homes built by Brad Pitt are decomposing

January 04, 2014 05:00PM

 Homes built by the Make It Right Foundation New Orleans, a charity founded by celebrity Brad Pitt and designer William McDonough in 2007, after Hurricane Katrina, are apparently rotting from the inside out.

Some 30 homes in New Orleans devastated Ninth Ward where built using subpar wood from the company TimberSIL. The company used a non-burning glass-and-wood blend, that was guaranteed for 40 years, but now will be replaced at a cost of $150,000 to Make It Right, according to RadarOnline.

“The wood turned gray and it was also black,” Make It Right home-owner Nola Verrett told RadarOnline. “Also some parts it was buckling and it had mushrooms growing out of it. Different neighborhoods saw it too.”

Pitt’s charity is now considering legal action against TimberSIL, according to RadarOnline. [RadarOnline]Christopher Cameron