This is looking down the stairs...and into the dining room. You can see just a corner of the counter top that is part of the kitchen.
Going downstairs this is a view from the landing on the stairs and shows part of the kitchen.
And down the stairs we go...
... into the large living/family room below. All of the bookcases, trim and cabinets were done by son Danny. The fireplace is huge! All of the windows are shuttered and inset enough that Maryalice had a birdcage sitting on the windowsill. Reminds me of the home I saw in an English cottage in one of Beatrix potters movies. Can you see the little door in the fireplace? That is where wood is stored. If you look closely you can see many family picture on the mantel of my great grandmother and grandfather. I also would like to add that my son, Dan, built the coffee table. You can hardly lift it. (Mary's dog is still a pup and chewed up her couch..she was a little embarrassed about that..but refuses to buy anything not necessary during these difficult economic times. I told her NO ONE on here cared. We are all pet lovers!)
Her sweet doggie is a VERY large one! ~smile~
Facing the fireplace to your left is this lovely Sunroom. It looks out to a beautiful patio, fountain and pool. On the far side of the pool are steps leading up to a large lovely fireplace and outdoor eating/sitting area. There are four fireplace on the property. All very large. Maryalice is beginning to decorate for Easter...so what you see on the table are large Easter eggs.
This is the far end of the Sunroom. I can see now that I need to go back and get some pictures of the huge old antique hutch that does not show in the picture...
At the opposite end of the Sunroom (you can see a corner of one of the dining room chairs) is a little wall with windows that you can see through..and a little door right beside it. There is a tiny wall that Maryalice has hung some old pictures on. The old sofa table is mine. Mary was just going to use it for awhile until I had room for it but you KNOW how that goes with daughters! ~smile~ The windows look right into the dining room that you saw into from the stair landing.
I took a picture of the ceiling because I thought you might like to see the lovely beams and beadboard. This is not original. It used to be a regular ceiling but this one was added. There is also hand painted vines and berries around the ceiling fans.
Another view so you can sort of get the scope of the room. See that door over there? It leads to the master bedroom. We will walk over there and see what's inside tomorrow.