Top of the image is north, bottom is south, etc. etc. etc. The large yellow arrow indicates the front entrance of the Inn. Here is a picture of what this entrance looks like from the outside (columned porch on left side of image):
You enter into the reception area and will be directly facing the paneled wooden staircase seen here and placed before it, the partners desk which will serve as our reception desk. Tucked beside the fireplace (indicated by box on the southern wall, opposite the stairwell) will be a sitting area, exact arrangement TBD.
To your left, through pocket doors, is the Maxwell Perkins Library. The floor plan shows swinging fire doors in this entrance, but we are hoping that the fire door pocket doors that we've found can replace those, as there are currently pocket doors in this spot and they are lovely.
The library will be a comfortable and cozy place to relax, read, and gather, with small groupings of upholstered chairs, loveseats, tables and lamps.
See that door in the picture above? That door (on the north side of the Library, if you're following along on the floor plan!) leads to a small room that is unmarked on the plan. This is our treatment room, where we will offer massages and other services. More on this to come, but the room has its own changing area and bathroom and will be a plush, warm place to be pampered!
Skipping back to the Reception room, to the right is the Dining Room.
Just like everything else on here, more details to come, but picture a number of small tables and sideboards along the west and north walls. But, the best part of the Dining Room is the nook, seen on the floor plans as the jut-out on the east wall:
Such a great little dining spot, don't you think? We have some fun plans for this spot.
What is left of the first floor (basically, almost the entire northern side of the building) is "back of house" space including the two kitchens (one is a fully outfitted cooking kitchen, the other a serving kitchen with dishwasher and large china cabinets), and some office space. There are two sets of stairs in the house, the main stairway (with the wood paneling) and a back staircase that will be employees only and leads right to the kitchen and the office space. A hallway and door connects this space to the Reception area, which makes it very convenient for the Innkeeper and staff to move between the two areas (without having to walk around through the dining room). The only other thing is a new small powder room being tucked under the main stairway, which will be available for guest use and will be accessed via the dining room. More picture of all of this to come, I promise!
And next, we'll move on to the first floor!