One important thing to know about the house that we bought is that while it is in structurally good shape, it is in need of a huge amount of cosmetic work. It took 18 months to sell, and I'm sure a lot of it had to do with the amount of work that needs to be done on the inside. Maic and I have great dreams for it-- dreams of carpet and wallpaper removal, track lighting and the right artwork, and much more! A lot of it will take a while, but we are thrilled by the challenge.
For now, enjoy some "before" photos. The carpet is already almost all gone.
Bedroom #2 (Office):