I walked through the front door this morning and there was daylight. The back of the house is completely off. The kitchen, dining room and deck have gone!
One of the original fireplaces in the dining room - which will become a concealed work/office space - and room for built- in seat beside it, so I can trawl through cookbooks in comfort.
The former kitchen .... which will be lowered to ground level to become the new living room.
And the cellar - put in by former owners some 30 years ago to store their wine, homemade salamis and sausages. We're keeping it!