We have an 1860s Italianate Victorian we bought a year and a half ago, and when we gutted the kitchen, I developed a severe dislike of drywall compound dust. I still have nightmares about it and can't watch This Old House kitchen remodels without flashbacks! There's nothing quite like taking a toothbrush to the floorboards to remove that white crap! Below is a picture of the house when we bought it. Since then, we've unenclosed the porch and cut down both trees. Done some more landscaping and repaired the boarded over window. As I mentioned before, gutted the non-existant kitchen, (added copper ceiling, cabinets, fixtures, first floor laundry, custon stained glass for the transom) mission style tiffany repro pendant lights--yes, I realize it's waaay later than the date of the house, but I can't live without a functioning kitchen--) now we're repairing the ceilings in the dining room and family room, refinishing the floors, rebuilding the windows, ripping down cheap paneling and replacing it with paintable embossed wallpaper....I could go on forever.