I've been a bit of a tease but no more waiting. Here is the last and largest piece of demolition, the point at which you really respect the professionals who do this kind of work.
This are the much viewed original photos of the fireplace. Grand but too much so- it blocks all the light from front to back in the house and in Seattle you need as much light as possible. What to do?
Remove it. Suddenly there is light throughout the main floor. And there's not much more to say about that.
If you could demolish and change one part of your house, what would it be?