In March of 2016, the home and 50 acres (the rest of the property was sold and subdivided over the years) was purchased by Sharon D. Virts and Scott F. Miller. To the relief of historical preservationists, renovations have begun to stabilize the structure and restore the home to its former glory. Historical accuracy and preservation factor heavily into the restoration, yet will not sacrifice modern amenities. The restoration process began with the “secure and seal” phase, so named by Virts and Miller because it entailed protecting the house from vandalism as well as the elements, especially water damage. This entailed extensive repair and restoration of the roof, windows, and chimney, as well as resurfacing and sealing the exterior. Trees that had fallen on the structure were removed, as was the vegetation that had grown through the walls and floors, destabilizing the structure and nearly engulfing the home.
Virts and Miller estimate that the cost of a two-year restoration is $2 million. Once again, Selma will be a loved and treasured private home. The purchase and restoration of the property have created significant interest in the area, and their active Facebook page has over 61,000 supporters.