The kitchen & dining room
The kitchen was full of interesting knickknacks (and multiple sinks). Also, that wooden cupboard? That was where they kept ice (their icebox). There was a small room between the kitchen and dining room — that was where they had a phone! And new to me — since the dishes and silverware were traditionally the most expensive (small) items of the household, servants weren’t trusted with them, so the lady of the house would wash and put them away herself.
The family room
This room was for the family’s recreation and leisure, where the children and parents could play together.
Outside the house
Some exterior shots, including their outhouse.
Thanks for joining me on this tour! If you’re in the San Francisco bay area and want a fun afternoon, try out Ardenwood Farm (and take the tour of the Patterson House!). We will definitely go back (there was so much more to see!). Happy weekend, folks.