The house had a beautiful view of the Puget Sound, and would have had a beautiful view of Mt. Ranier (if it hadn't rained all weekend-doh!).
It also had very interesting, gorgeous flooring in the kitchen and great room.
On a practical note, she said it was followed with 4-5 coats of sealer. Being a beach house and a rental, it has seen lots and lots of traffic (the owner says it hosts several weddings a summer). It has been in place for seven years, and she is only now thinking it might be time for a recoat.
The downside is the cost--she said they paid $12 a square foot. Yikes. That's at least 3 times what I want to pay for flooring. And no, I didn't ask how much she paid outright--I have some manners, after all. I did discreetly ask how the process compared in cost to other flooring options like tile and hardwood...then she dished up the details :).
Maybe I'm crazy, but this looks like a floor I could do myself. The cement is pretty smooth, but has some texture (i.e. you don't have to be a perfect cement person). Plus, there is no wrong way to paint the floor--it would probably be pretty fun. And I really love it. It is so versatile and unusual and organic-looking. The big question is: am I brave enough to pour cement on the floor and just go for it? Still mulling that one over...