The living room, like the dining room and foyer, has the original, stained woodwork. While it’s not in perfect condition, it looks very good and gives a feel of real craftsmanship. Also, we were very excited about having a fireplace again!
Among the many other unusual things about this house was the fact that there were very few openable windows in the downstairs. Notice how the picture and double hung windows on the left side of the picture are not actually windows. Someone went to the trouble of removing the original windows and replacing them with sheet glass. It was like being in an office building, with no fresh air. We put opening windows high on our rehab list.