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UC San Diego's Audrey Geisel University House remodel revealed

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LA JOLLA (CNS) - Renovations of the University House at UC San Diego are complete, and school officials plan to show off the results to the media Wednesday.

What's now called the Audrey Geisel University House, or Geisel House for short, was closed down in 2004 because of numerous electrical, plumbing and seismic problems, according to the school.

A $10.5 million remodeling project to solve the issues was funded in large part by Audrey Geisel, the widow of Ted "Dr. Seuss" Geisel.

The building, built in 1952 and purchased by the university 15 years later, is registered as a historic site at the local, state and national levels because of its Pueblo Revival architecture, according to UCSD. School officials say it offers breathtaking coastal views.

Chancellor Pradeep Khosla plans to move his family into the house, which sits on seven acres along La Jolla Farms Road, during the holidays. He will also host meetings and receptions at the house.

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