HA! I say! I laugh in the face of $200k.
If you pay attention to the sidebar on this blog you will notice that the amount of money we're saving is totally different. And by totally different - I really mean double.
*Hint - it's listed in my profile info.*
What led to that drastic change was a meeting with this lady: Lynn Taylor
She is a pseudo architect that has a bajillion years of experience with old houses. And we spent almost 2 hours walking through our house and talking about all the stuff that's floating around in our heads.
Good News -
What we want to do inside is completely doable.
Bad News -
We don't think we can change the front of the house b/c we're in a historical conservation overlay - boo.
This means that this:
And then there's the bottom line - we've got a LOT of saving to do, otherwise none of it really matters.