Here's his view. It's not ocean, but I think it's pretty anyway:
Looking straight down:
The next day, the living room was gutted too. Here's the view from the living room through the wall into the kitchen area:
Here's the back room/dining area, mostly cleaned up:
Standing in the dining area, looking at where the wall came out to open up the kitchen. The pipes coming down the middle will have to move to an end wall:
The living room corner where the organ used to sit, all cleaned out:
The former owners actually left this next to the back door. Thanks!
The front door. I think it could use a little more curb appeal, no?
That's it for now. Next step, wiring. All new, including an upgraded electrical panel. Then drywall and hopefully a bathroom. All in good time, of course.