Our house has good bones. I love the woodwork that is part of the house, as it's very typical of a 1920's craftsman bungalow and it did come with window treatments, some of which I am going to replace. The windows that got replaced weren't broken, just very, very outdated. They even had the original pulleys on them, which I did hold onto.
We often joke that there is not a straight line in this house though, and is one of the quirks of an older home.
I'm so jealous! I LOVE this style of house. My parent's house in NJ where I grew up was a craftsman bungelow style, built in 1917. Sadly, the idjit who bought it tore it down completely, and built a new, behind-ugly mini-mcmansion there.
I had the last laugh though; he only had permits to remodel, NOT completely demolish and start over. But he claimed it was necessary as there was "damage". Town said "oh no, you don't have the right permits, so you must stop work, apply for the proper permit, get it approved and THEN, if you are, you can begin agian"
And since the lot was so small, he couldn't expand out at all, only up, so the new house (I went to the open house) was smooshed into the lot. and a two car garage had become one. It still sold for $1.5million as it was within walking distance to the train station, and commute to NYC.