The House - Guest House

BeforeAfter
This is the first floor of the workshop. The floor was concrete (cracked) and had been abandoned since about 1993. It seems that our seller wanted his garage to be converted into a rental unit. When the city refused to allow for anyone to reside there (largely because he installed 6 foot ceilings on the second floor), he abandoned the project. This structure had a "notice of substandard dwelling" on the title report. Our broker had 100% of the seller's money held in escrow (post closing) until the seller bothered to get that taken care of.
This was going to be his illegal kitchen. We have since sealed up this door, cut a hole in the right wall with sliding doors, and now use this area as our laundry room.
[No Before Picture]
This is Joelle's office - the computer which sits on this desk is currently in our dining room. The stairs (just below) are immediately to the right of this picture.
The deathtrap staircase was also given the minimum attention by the seller. This has since been carpeted and a solid banister put in.
Notice how it looks a bit narrow up top? That's shoulder-to-shoulder narrow. We have widened it a little.
This is another view of the workshop, showing the whole front.
The bathroom on the second floor.
This sink is no longer with us.
This is the second floor. If you look at the right you will notice the light switches on the wall. Similar to the kitchen, he had not the slightest logical ability, and placed the staircase lights at the TOP of the stairs only. Climb them in the dark before you get to the switch.
This is the same second floor but taken from the opposite wall.
The staircase from the top, looking down.
Still upstairs.
A shot of the master bedroom exterior door, as taken from the second floor of the guest house.
A shot of the rear of the house, as taken from the second floor of the guest house.
A shot of the roof with the central heat & air unit, as taken from the second floor of the guest house.
A shot of the rest of the roof, as taken from the second floor of the guest house.
A window on the second floor.