|Amazingly, the part that still covered by a roof (on the left side) is not our space. It's our neighbours' (unfinished) attic.|
The carpenter was shocked and horrified to discover that the chimney bricks directly abut the wood frame of the house. He can't believe this place didn't burn down during the half a century when the chimney would have been the primary source of heating for the house.
Just in case you thought modern construction cornered the market on scary.
In truth, this project is totally fascinating. I would happily watch this reno on television with a bowl of popcorn, yelling at the screen about how insane those homeowners were to have ever undertaken something so huge.