These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

A Second Staircase And Tucked Away Rooms

In some old, large homes, a second staircase may lead to smaller rooms within a basement and attic. These were known as servants’ quarters. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, servants lived in the same home as their masters.

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Servants’ quarters were built to keep the servants out of sight and out of mind. In enormous mansions, these rooms would have elaborate pathways leading to the dining room and kitchen. Servants quarters were built into the twentieth century, when they featured spiral staircases and smaller rooms.

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