The Ground Floor Photo 5

Photo 5 from The Ground Floor
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That Old House: The Tulip Trade The Ground Floor

The Ground Floor

This area serves as a showroom and parlor for entertaining. “There was once a toilet to the left of the fireplace, and to the right, a kitchen,” van der Hilst says. When he cleaned the grease off the ceiling he discovered a painting “with accents of gold leaf.” The original wood floor was hidden under layers of tar. The photo above the fireplace is by Michael James O’Brien.

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Michael James O'Brien