This is the 17th post in the occasional (when I remember it) Wednesday Pagoda series which chronicles the almost 5 years we spent turning a 1970's house we bought "as is" into our home - which we call "Pagoda". Last time we took a look at the entry.
This is the living room as we saw it on the day we first toured the house. Yellow shag carpet and gold wallpaper with cork tiles running down the middle. What you see on the left are cool shoji screen sliding doors (saved those they are stored in the garage right now). We tore that wall with the window on the left down for an addition to make the room larger, raised the ceiling and filled in the floor to make it all one level (you had to step down into it originally).
This is some of the "during" (we were living in it through most of this by the way)...
This is the original view from the old dining room (which is now part of our kitchen).
This is that same view now...
a bit better yes?
Will look a little more closely tomorrow.