We bought our house in the summer of 2001. We had been looking for land to build a house. What we found was a little over 50 acres with a house that someone else had started to build. It was just an insulated shell but if you looked at my original floor plans of the house we wanted, you'd think this was the one. People ask me what kind of house I have and I answer that it's an "except for" house - every room is done except for this or that. Actually, as a decorating style I'm going for the unfinished look - it's the first time I've totally pulled off a decorating scheme. We're now on year 9 of our 5 year plan. But everything is down to just needing finish work - window and door trims, real countertops in the kitchen instead of just plywood, wide pine flooring, finishing the stairs, putting the deck off the 2nd floor bedroom, all of which are time consuming, important but not essential. My guess is that the next person to own the house will have to finish it themselves. Here are a few before and after photos. I'll try to post some outside pictures tomorrow.