Where to start, my wife an I purchased this 4700 sq. ft. house in the southwest suburbs of Chicago on March 17 2006. It is a very cool looking English Tudor. It was built in 1978 for a businessman and his wife. They had a daughter in 1980 and divorced shortly after that. So for the first 23 years it was just the mother & daughter living there then the mother alone for about 6 years. I could tell that it needed a new roof (cedar shake) and major updating as not one thing was changed from the day they moved in and there were some crazy colors.