Moore Manor

What does Moore Manor have to do with this story? Well, the Moore Manor and the Roberts House were built at the same time and use the same floor plan, except that the House is a mirror image of the Manor, with the rooms reversed. I do have actual floor plans and will post them as I find them.

Moore Manor is a very large, four-story houses built first in the early 1700's then rebuilt in the 1800s and renovated in the 1900s. It has a flat roof graced with a brass-railed widow's walk and four 'towers' at each corner.

1st Floor
The first floor consists of: living room, bedroom (former ballroom), kitchen/dining room, sitting room/library. There is storage under the staircase.

The door into both houses are of solid oak graced with a gryphon-head door-knocker. The first area entered is a wide foyer with a marble-topped half-table to the left and a coat rack and umbrella stand, both of matching wood, tucked into the corner to the immediate right.

To the right are double doors leading into the living room while straight back to the right of the staircase is the door leading into a large bedroom, redesigned from what had been a ballroom.  

To the left are the double doors leading to the library. Further back and to the left of the stairs is a hallway leading back to the kitchen and a stairway leading down to the servants quarters and rec room. Several portraits line the wall. There once was a formal dining room but that has long since disappeared with the expansion of the library and kitchen.

Living Room - The living room is very spacious with several plants scattered about and a large marble fireplace almost directly ahead from the doors. There is a very modern entertainment center with comfortable couches and chairs scattered about. To the left is a raised alcove-area where two computers are set up, back-to-back. In the far right corner is the tower-alcove which is lined with windows and crowded with plants.

Bedroom - This bedroom is used by Hennah's grandson, R.C. Moore, who has a lame leg due to a riding accident. The bedroom was formerly the ballroom before being renovated into a bedroom. It is a large room dotted with pillars and plants. Rugs are scattered about. The king-sized waterbed is to the far right with the fireplace to its right and a raised Jacuzzi to the left. A glass door to the far right leads to a walled-in garden Jacuzzi. To the immediate left is a weight/workout area, lapidary workshop and spacious bathroom with sauna. French doors lead to the patio outside and picture windows line the wall.

Library/Sitting Room - Comfortable chairs are scattered around along with three display cases containing, respectively, Indian artifacts, a crossbow and many other times. The tower-alcove is in the far left corner and has no widows. Instead, locked display cases containing painted dishes and tarot cards cover the walls from floor to ceiling. Off to the immediate right is the raised sitting area with a couch, chairs and tables facing the big fireplace. There is a portrait over the fireplace with two more portraits on easels. Every piece of wall space is covered with shelves, which are filled with books and the occasional knick-knack. A brass spiral-staircase leads to the room above.

Kitchen/Dining Area - a very large old-fashioned kitchen with a dining area in the far left alcove. The 'tower'-alcove is to the far right and is lined with window-seats with a table which is used as a breakfast-nook.

Second Floor
The second floor consists of five bedrooms and a nursery/schoolroom/children's library. The Bamboo Room is to the right of the stairs, the children's library to the left. Across from the stairs, from left to right, is the Sea Room, The Western Room, The Unicorn Room and the Rose Room.

Bamboo Room - The master bedroom is done in tans and beige with furniture in light wood. This is currently Hennah's room.

The Children's library - The children's library was once the master bedroom but was converted into the children's library-cum-schoolroom in the late 1800s and then renovated again in the late 1970s. The west wall is covered with shelves filled with books appropriate for children; fiction, non-fiction, study books, etc, etc.

Rose Room - The Rose Room is done in rose-red with rose-wood paneling the lower half of the walls. All furniture is made of rose-wood. The wide canopied bed is directly in front of the door, a chest at the foot and a trundle bed underneath. Bed-clothes are normally rose-red sheets and rose-patterned quilt. On each side is a nightstand with lamps on each one. There is a linen press to the right, a large fireplace to the left. To the right is a rose-marble table, normally with a vase of roses on it. In the each near corner are corner-shelves holding dozens of carved roses while to the left of the fireplace are book shelves filled with books. The tower-alcove is lined with windows, shelves and window-seats. The bathroom is in the far left corner of the room. This was formally Miranda's room.

Unicorn Room - The Unicorn Room is done in various shades of white and pinks with the furniture in light wood. The wide canopied bed is between the two windows with a chest at the foot. To the right of the bed is a nightstand with lamp, to the left a dressing table. Bedclothes and rugs are pink and whites. A wardrobe closet is to the right of the fireplace, to the left the bathroom. To the left are shelves holding dozens of unicorns and books. The fireplace is shared with the Rose Room as is the bathroom. This was Melissa's room.

Western Room - The Western (or Indian) Room is done in various shades of browns and tans with furniture in dark browns. Wall decoration and floor rugs consists of Indian blankets. A wardrobe closet is against the left wall while the fireplace is set in the wall across from it. A carved chest is at the foot of the bed with a ceiling to floor bookshelf to the immediate right of the fireplace. Drawers are located under the bed.

Sea Room - The Sea Room is done in shades of light blue and green with the furniture in dark wood. The bed is medium in width with a carved headboard and a ship's wheel at the foot. A sea chest is at the foot of the bed with nightstands on either side. Lamps are on the nightstands. A dresser is to the right with a hurricane lamp and other old-time ship items on it. The fireplace is to the left with the bathroom in the far left corner, both shared with the Western Room.

Third Floor
The third floor consists of five bedrooms and the old schoolroom/playroom. The schoolroom/playroom is to the left with the Lilac Room to the right. Across the hall, from left to right is the Cat Room, the Green Room, the Blue Room and the Lavender Room. This is were the children normally slept.

Old schoolroom/playroom - Currently shut up. It still holds the equipment needed for teaching children; desks, blackboards, old reading books, etc. Closet filled with toys line a wall.

Blue Room - The Blue Room is done in various shades of blue with furniture in medium wood.

Green Room - The Green Room is done in various shades of green with furniture in medium wood.

Lavender Room - The Lavender Room is done in lavender with furniture in light wood.

Lilac Room - Lilac Room is done in lilac wallpaper with the furniture in light wood.

Cat Room - The Cat Room is done in browns with furniture in medium browns.

Fourth Floor
The fourth floor consists of three small bedrooms (formerly servants quarters) and the attic.

Loom Room - The Loom Room is done in various shades of brown with furniture in dark wood. Formerly two small rooms, it was last inhabited by a poor relation and her daughter. The narrow bed is set against the wall and under a window with a trundle bed under it and a chest at its foot. The bedclothes are normally brown. There is a linen press against another wall and a loom in the center of the room. On the rafters above are a series of spindles where the weaving thread was once stored.

The basement is a fairly new addition, housing the rec room.

Lower Level
The lower level is reachable via the trapdoor in the kitchen and is level with the landing.

This area is carved into the side of the cavern below the house, near the ceiling. There are two rooms; a cold storage area and a pantry. Both have been abandoned in favor of the pantry in the basement though some things are still stored there, including canning jars and stone crocks.

The cavern below the house was once the hub of a thriving smuggling operation and, some say, still is. A spiral ladder runs from the trapdoor down to a rock ledge and wooden piers line the rock ledge that runs around the cove.

To the immediate right of the opening is the bath-house. Carved from the cavern wall, the bath-house is an octagon-shaped room with seats carved in the rock. Water level ranges depending on the tide.

To the immediate left of the opening are netted areas for keeping live lobsters and fish. This area is still used.

Directly ahead is the boating areas, where once smuggled goods were brought in. Boats were once brought in and repaired here also but no longer. Further back is a door with waterproof sealing around the doorframe. Beyond this door is where the smuggled goods were unloaded and kept for further shipment. Another door is across the room, this one locked, bolted and spiked into place. This door leads to the Roberts house.

The nearest building (to the immediate left of the house) is the former carriage house, now a four-room house currently occupied by Emily.

Some ways away from the carriage house (to its left) is the garage, a fairly new building with an upstairs apartment occupied by Wilhelm.

Further away and closer to the lake is the stables, complete with riding arena. 

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