The lighting in the home was both gas and electric, indicating a time frame when electricity was new and was not reliably available 24 hours a day. As you pass from the front hall to the front parlor, notice to the left the change in flooring. An alternating oak and walnut inlay creates a border around the room.
The second parlor has been set up as a relaxing room, and features a brick wood burning fireplace surrounded by built in cabinets. The earth tone colors add a cozy warmth to these two rooms.
The dining room has a maple floor and walls in a deep red hue. At the far end are French doors opening to a full width back porch that is a later addition. These doors have replacement stained glass that is based on the glass caught in the background of family photos of the original owners.
The kitchen was modernized years ago. It has both a wainscoting and subway tile as wall treatments. The tin ceiling is an addition by previous owners. The 1950s table and chairs and the vintage stove are unique elements in this room. The back door opens onto to the back porch and the lovely backyard.
You will go to the second floor and see a few of the rooms. On the way up the stairs, look at the beautiful stained glass window. There is an oak ledge there on the wall going up the stairs. At the top of the stairs note at the arrangement of the five bedrooms. The floors on the second floor are maple.
Above the front hall is a small room we would describe as a nursery. The small window has a window bench which fits under the sloping roof of the house. The corner bead that protects one of the corners in the hallway is original and is an indication of the age of the home.
The master bedroom has two windows placed to accommodate the bed. All the doors are original and were painted white. Each door has four panels – two vertical and two horizontal. Off the main hall there is a passageway to the unused attic. Next to that is the bathroom, which has been redesigned to accommodate new Kohler fixtures and the beautiful Travertine tile.
At the back of the house are two more bedrooms tucked under the roof slope. One has been set aside as a reading room. From the window in the room you have a great view of the backyard.