Roseland Cottage

The Servants’ Hall

Pale green room with sewing machine and dry sink, at top of stairs with simple bannister

This space was part of the service wing of the house and was primarily the domain of the staff. The family’s relaxed summer lifestyle was made possible by the hard work of the staff. This area provided them a work space and a connection between the kitchen on the first floor and the second floor through Miss Constance’s room. The servants’ rooms all open into this space. Perhaps it served as a gathering place, as well. The hall is finished very simply compared to the family and public parts of the house, with a lower ceiling, simpler paint scheme, and steep stairs with no banister. Gothic Revival elements still persist—note the pointed arches on the doors—though simpler in design than in the main public portion of the cottage.