About the interior... Below are some shots of the home pre-demolition. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos; i'm not sure if it's the poor quality of the space or the poor quality of photography. The main spaces inside are on the second story; an exterior staircase brings you into a hallway in the middle of the house. The living room is to the right, a bedroom is to the left. Walk down the hallway, and the bathroom is on the right, behind the bedroom. Behind that bathroom is the second bedroom. To the left is the kitchen and a sunroom is in back. There is no interior stair, as the ground story was an unwarranted in-law unit. Downstairs, there is a one bedroomish unit and one car garage. All in all, there are about 900 square feet upstairs and another 700 square feet downstairs, not including the garage. Currently the downstairs doesn't count in the area, since it is unwarranted. Hopefully a building permit should give us that extra space legally. More on the renovation plans later.
The hallway and bedroom door from the living room. Not shown, but to the left, is the front door. To the right is the hallway to the kitchen.
The existing kitchen looks cleaner from far away than up close. Everything is old, but it works. Notice the attractive wallpaper and linoleum floor.
Here is a shot from the ground floor. The ceilings are quite low (barely legal at 7'-6") and natural light is hard to find, even on a sunny day. The floors are vinyl composition tile on top of the concrete slab. On the other side of the wall behind the cabinets is the garage.