So here is an update regarding what House #2 is looking like now. The major changes include:
Work on the stairwell:
And just because I like this picture, here is the view from the window in our master bedroom (ignore the scaffolding - that's definitely temporary). I can't wait to wake up to this! (And how nice is it that the closest house is far away. The back of our house definitely feels private).
This weekend we'll be deciding on exterior paint colors (instead of the color we originally chose) because I believe brick work and exterior painting will be done next week. More pictures coming in the next week or so!