Currently, we are still in the demolition phase. Previously, the master bedroom was on the left, and the master bath on the right. The roles appear to have switched in this photo, taken shortly after demo started in mid February.
Removal of wallboard by the fireplace revealed the original wood veneer checkerboard. Successive owners hid the house's mid century roots with traditional remodels, resulting in a very odd look, particularly with the asymmetrical fireplace location.
And a week later in early March, with the wood tiles, ceiling, and pole gone. Apparently the pole in the middle of the room was not structural beyond supporting the weight of the ceiling, crazy!
The fireplace today, notice anything missing? The high "window" is actually a hole where the chimney was.
A view from the outside, the chimney previously went through the hole in the roof. Boards on the right are missing windows.
Returning to the garden, my plan is to keep making progress as much as possible on weekends. In the meantime, given much of the garden cannot be planted, quite a few plants remain in or were relocated to pots, and I will be running a small nursery at the back of the garden. I have a feeling a lot of my time will be spent repotting and watering.