Yesterday I posted pictures of the parlor level, so today is a tour of the second level. This is the level just above the parlor floor. This floor will have our master bedroom and bath, a guest room, a small office, and a full guest bath. The rooms are not in the greatest shape right now with lots of different floor materials going on and an out of service bathroom. The layout is going to change a lot when we renovate the second floor.
This is the staircase at the main entrance of the house. Let’s head up the stairs to the second floor…
As you go up the stairs there is a skylight. We will replace it because it is in poor condition. We actually have three skylights total on the second floor. The other skylights will each fall over a bathroom when the renovation is complete.
At the top of the staircase are two doors. They lead to two bedrooms at the back of the house.
The room on the right side is very small. We took up some of the flooring to see if the original wood was there. Sadly no 🙁
The room to the left is bigger and has an old fireplace although the mantle and metal work have been stripped. We will repurpose the fireplace fixtures from the parlor floor in the kitchen up here.
We will take down the wall separating these two rooms at the back of the house and this will become our master suite. Also note another type of non-original flooring.
Here is a shot from the hallway looking towards the back two rooms. The door on the left is currently the only bathroom upstairs.
The bathroom is outdated and doesn’t even work. I am sharing just the one photo and sparing you all the nastiness, you get the idea.
At the front of the house on the second floor is the original master bedroom with a sitting area. We will make this a guest room and office. The carpet of course will go and we will lay the same walnut flooring throughout the second floor.
Everyone freaks out when we tell them we are removing this lattice woodwork piece. But I promise we are going to repurpose it in a cool way! I know it’s original and everything, but at the same time this is 2015 and we have to make the layout work for a modern household. It makes more sense to have a guest room and office/small bedroom, and the house will then technically be three bedroom instead of two. All the other original woodwork upstairs is staying like the window trim, shutters, staircase, etc, etc!
Check out the parlor level and the garden level tour.