In a perfect world I could see hundreds of MoPhos out there with hammers rebuilding Mr. Beadles' pride and joy.
-But that world doesn't exist-
I'd think the best option would be to have someone like Hays McNeil (I love him- he did DG's home, he did Postino) draft up some nifty master renderings to show the neighbors. I think that they would be excited to see a version of the home landscaped and brought up to date and remodeled.
Do the owners for sure want it turned back to it's former glory in every sense?
I bet the line would be drawn 50-50 on this one- but I think it is a fabulous opportunity to expand on Mr. Beadles work (much like your old home was enhanced X...)
I think that getting a discounted fee from an architect would be the best case scenario- which wouldn't be out of the question- it is a fabulous opportunity to work on such a high profile project.
Good architects also have a handle on most of the good contractors in town. I imagine this particular home needs mostly cosmetic work- so it will require some good tradesman- who can be called on as needed.
These are just my opinions tho.
Maybe I'm wrong- maybe Rainbow Sunshine Land does exist and I am blind to it!
I'd love for myself or The Danley's to consult on how much a property like this would be worth if done tastefully from the Real Estate aspect. (contrary to what the Tuscan bastard neighbors say)