The pocket doors and trims are also quite beautiful.
....and this newel post is really quite stunning!!!! Even if it is a bit shaky and needs a bit of securing. It will certainly outshine the remainder if the stair, which is really quite pedestrian.
The undulating portions of the plaster walls were removed before they fell to the floor! A mass of plaster was was apparently hanging from the air. I can only imagine what the next big wind storm or heavy construction in the street might bring. It would definitely never have survived an earthquake tremor!
Nice to see some framing & insulation. It will never be a super efficient house but it will aspire to being one!
....and some gypsum board on the columns & beams in the basement!