Here's a mock-up of what the gallery would look like. The house already had a big crack down the front - and was a well-known party/hangout space for the local arts scene, informally and affectionately known as the Crack House, with that slight frisson of naughty that artsfolk like so much. The idea was to work with the crack and the dilapidation, with minimum intervention for safety and structure.
Upstairs there were two large rooms that would work for installation and performance spaces. The attic wasn't open yet, but that would provide a good project in a few year's time. It was small for a gallery, but two other problem properties, one corridor thin and the other rather larger with good-sized rooms, could potentially provide spillover space, if the deals on those properties went through (they were on streets round the corner, so there would be a little walk between the galleries).
I was pretty excited about this, as you might imagine.