Today we are touring the inside of Woodland. As mentioned in the first post, the first floor was previously a carriage drive through with a stairway outside that led to the second floor. In the mid 1800's when it was built, the second floor was the main living area. After the home was moved and reassembled, the staircase was reinstalled on the first floor interior. I don't have any pictures of the first floor but it is the family's main living area today. It has a modern kitchen and living area on one side of the great hall and two bedrooms and a bath on the other.
As you climb the staircase to the second floor, you are greeted by this amazing sitting area. The door way that you see at the head of the stairs lead to the back gallery or porch. There is a matching door at the other end that leads to the front porch. The wide hallway/sitting area is also features a gallery of artwork, some of which was painted by the homeowner.
The feature is a beautiful buttery yellow. It really catches your eye as you top the landing.
At the top of the stairs to the left is the original dining room. All the doors, molding, fireplace, etc. is original to the house. There is a set of french doors leading to the rear porch. Yellow and blue are prominent colors on the second floor.
Though the double pocket doors, you will find the parlor. Bright and airy, it almost seemed to reach around and give a welcoming hug to all those who enter.
Out the parlor door and across the hall is the master bedroom.
With its antique bed and settee, it is decorated in a simple yet elegant style that is befitting such a home.
I love how the artwork was placed above the mirror. It draws the eye upward where you can't help but notice the headers over the windows. The side of the fireplace appears to have a little storage area like Rosedown Plantation had. According to Rosedown, the was a unique feature to have. Since the original owner of this house had lived in the Rosedown area before moving away and building this one, it's possible he had visited Rosedown and "borrowed" the idea.
This is the master bath with the massive antique mirror over the vanity.
Another fireplace that faces the tub. This was probably a bedroom that was remodeled into the master bath. Now, let's return to the hall and out to the back gallery....
There is a doorway off the back gallery leading up to the third floor. The stairs here remain in the original condition with the exception of the diamond emblem. When the owners obtained the house, there was a hole in each step. They assumed it was for ventilation since there the only closet in the house was under the stairs. The third floor was designed for visiting grandchildren.
At the top of the stairs to the left is the boys' room. So simple, so innocent. On the other end is the girls' bedroom.
Between the two rooms, at the top of the stairs, is a little sitting area with a futon and color television. I can't show you this area since I accidentally deleted it!
And this brings us to the end of our tour. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the story behind the home.
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Tuesdays Treasures @ Myuncommon Slice of Suburbia