Yesterday I left you at the front door.
Ready to go inside?
The door is open....
When you step in and look up you see
A BARREL BEADBOARD CEILING
with seeded glass fixture.
To the left- Grandmother Russel's gate-leg table
To the right a hinged bench to sit
and change your shoes.
Step forward and you are in the main hall.
This is very dark because it is a dreary day
but from the front hall you can see
straightway out to the bay.
The backside of the house is mostly glass.
Step from the outer foyer into the main hall
and to the left is the front sitting room.
Looking out towards the hall...
Across the hall is a small area for the kids
The steps are on the other side of the
and they lead upstairs.
We'll go there tomorrow.
The two little chairs are sewing chairs.
the pale yellow one was Gramma Russel's chair.
The wooden one belonged to my grandmother.
There is a powder room next to the
Outside below the window is
an angel fountain
which I will get pictures of another day.
Continuing down the main hall is the
dining room on the left.
2nd shot looks towards the kitchen-
You can see the
'coffee/drink' center with
the copper sink and seeded glass built-ins.
To the right of the entry hall is the library area.
OMGOSH-- I just saw that tangle of cords!
I meant to clean that up before the pictures...duh....
This is also part of the inner entry hall &
At the end of the hall is the
KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM AREA
Dinette Area with Bench Seat
Pantry in the back.
All Bosch appliances.
Jenn-Aire downdraft 6 burner range with grill..
To the left is the bar area with copper sink...
Not a good picture---sorry---
The coffee bar area would be to the far left
in the picture below--
with a wine cooler built in under the counter
You can see the bay in the background.
I am going to miss this view.
If you came in the kitchen door that you see
to the far left in the picture above
and look towards the front entry
this is the view.
The overhead gives access to the old roof area-
We built out over the old house
and needed access.
I had them do this rather than put
the access in the closet.
The little door is home to
GEORGE AND ETHEL GNOME
although I heard that they already
packed up and moved.
Hope we can find them for the younger
grandkids when we move.
So--there you have it--
that wraps up the first floor
I will be back with
upstairs and downstairs next time.