In the end, it was the real-estate market, not a precocious, catchphrase-laden boy inventor, who destroyed the Winslow home. (Photo: ABC Photo Archive/Getty Images)

It’s a rare condition, in this day and age, to read any good news on your various pop culture sites of choice. Rarer today, with the news that the Chicago house that served as the exterior of the Winslow family home on the beloved ‘90s sitcom Family Matters is being demolished.

To be fair to the current owners, the property, at 1516 W. Wrightwood Avenue, has always had structural issues, thanks to a rickety, hastily constructed tower of dreams, and the constant wear and tear from having real love bursting out of every seam for at least the last several decades. (Not to mention the place’s status as a major magnet for Urkel infestations.)

The new owners intend to build a three-unit residence on the lot, although they do hope to put up a tribute to the old house’s TV history. “In honoring the site’s past, they plan to decorate the entry with framed photographs of the original house and the show’s beloved cast,” said a realtor speaking for the owners. Meanwhile, we can only hope someone takes this opportunity to dig into the house’s basement and backyard, in the hopes of finally finding out what ever happened to Judy, Urkel’s extra clones, and the first Harriette Winslow.

[via DNA Info]