ripping out the shag carpeting in the conversation pit; note the wonderful/terrible pond outside the window. The pond attracted lots of wildlife and neighbors told us one of the previous owners had an alligator at one time until it got too big. The pond attracted lots of wildlife and was stocked with over 100 koi.
Back view right after we purchased, picket is gone! Giant Oleanders over the roof on North side are gone - their root systems screwed up our sewer line.