Features I Love: Floors
This house has great features that mostly have not been touched since it was built.
One of my favorite features is the floor in the entrance hall. It is in amazing shape, considering it is over 100 years old. I initially thought that it was just tile, but according to WASHINGTON, Houses of the Capital, where the house is featured, “[t]he inlaid border of the floors, which looks like mosaic tile, is in fact mahogany and other woods in a Greek key fret,” (190).
The rest of the floors throughout the house are wood, the main floor has inlaid borders in the living room, landing, and dining room.
The floors in the third floor are not as detailed, but still nice.
The floor in the pool room is pretty much done.
The only bathroom that has been updated has been the master bath, sometime in the 1980s. I’m sure everyone will agree- it needs a revamp!
One small detail that I love and that speaks to the house’s long history are a few “blemishes” on the dining room floor. They are hot oil burns from the lamps that hung here before the house had electricity.
The floor in the conservatory/ sunroom is heated and where I spend most of my time.