The house is full of details that would make any historian cringe. Different owners over the years have adapted it to fit their needs. Acoustic tiles cover ceilings, rooms have been subdivided, wallpaper borders decorate walls, etc. Amidst all of these added bits, however, are many original details. Below is an intercom system that must have been state of the art when the house was built.
I love, love, love this original cabinetry in the butler's pantry. I wonder what the original countertop was made of.
This was the most remarkable thing to me. They still use this coal furnace today! All winter long, they shovel coal into the furnace to heat the house. I didn't even know you could still buy coal.
The view from a bedroom window, below, shows the Allegheny River on the left and the town of Franklin on the right.