Since it's my second time through the home I knew where things were and knew the layout. This time the realtor (different than the last one) took us (I took my mother and sister with me) in through the front door.
I was glad for this small detail because I hadn't entered that way the last time and it was far more appealing and gracious.
Here are the photos I took with comments on each photo below the photo. Let me apologize in advance for the quality and lighting in these photos. My camera is not a fancy gal and while she's trustworthy and does her job, her photo quality is not always the best and the photos from this home in particular always come out very very dark.
The main hall is dark and not well lit despite the rooms on either side having large windows. It's not inviting or welcoming the way it is now. It's actually kind of scary and depressing. Granted part of that is thanks to the lack of updating and general maintenence done to the home but much of it is the heavy dark wood and dim lighting.
Since the electrical for the whole house must be upgraded (more on that in a few photos) I'd add some lighting to this hall as one of the first projects to be tackled.
The realtor informed me that the radiators do work and the home is heated with steam heat which is one of the most efficient and best ways to heat.(The realtor didn't have to sell me on steam heat. I knew that stuff already)
I did a really lousy job of photographing that room because my mother and sister and the realtor were always where I wanted to photograph. The room does have a fireplace (nonworking) with an ornate mantel and a built in mirror over it. There are two other windows in the room other than the ones I photographed. This room feels like it would be a home office or den.