View from master bedroom
Great news: The camera cord has been found! It was squirrelled away by hubby and he couldn't quite remember where! So now I can download my photos and show you what's left of the house.
View of the back garden from the living room
You could call it draught-central.
The study window where the built-in desk once was
Or empty rooms with window-less views.
The kitchen - the orange splashback hangs precariously from the wall
Or just plain, demolition-city.
The girl's bedroom
As you can see, all the interiors bits - from the large bits ie the kitchen to the small bits ie the mixers to all the ones in-between ie laundry tub, ceiling fan and toilets - have gone. Except for the bath - too hard to get out without causing damage.
The main bathroom
The only hardwood floors in the house are gone - carefully uplifted and are now stored in our garage awaiting a magic revival and transformation into a table. They were in the part of the living room where we had a small dining table and two leather armchairs. The space was once an outdoor verandah that had, at some point, been enclosed.
This is where our small six-seater (just) round dining table sat
The area once looked like this
You can see the two layers of brick used to clad the house. The lime and mortar is crumbling away so you can just pull them out by hand. Apparently the bricks are better quality than what you can buy now so, instead of letting a brick recycler get their hands on them, we're going to use them as part our reverse brick veneer (where the exterior cladding is timber, followed by insulation, followed by brick, followed by wall - a sustainble way of getting a good heating/cooling system going).
I'll leave you with a view from the study window when there was once a window ...