These will be another great resource for my Victorian house.
This historic Queen Anne Mansion was originally built in Carthage, Missouri. A century later workers dismantled it, board-by-board and stone-by-stone, marked each piece and put it back together on hill overlooking Eureka Springs.
Around the side, the area that used to be the screen porch, now houses a pretty great stair case down to the basement.
The front parlor is ornately furnished. Almost every room in the house has a different fireplace.
The round or oriel window in the front parlor is very beautiful. I would like to somehow incorporate this in one of my projects.
For the most part, the furniture was the focal point of most of the rooms. There was not a lot of wallpaper used in the restoration.
The tour guide explained that the amount of carving and woodwork in the entryway showed a family's wealth and status. As you can see from the picture and inset, the entrance hall was very ornate.
This picture shows how they decorate part of the house for Christmas - pretty ornate by today's standards, but not how it would have been done back in the 1800's