Floor Plan of the 1900 House
Located in Greenwich, a suburb of London, England, the 1900 house from the popular British television series is a late-Victorian terraced townhouse. Here’s a peek inside.
The largest room in the 1900 house is more for looking than living. In Victorian homes such as this one, the front parlor serves as a reception hall and is typically a showplace for the home. Here, vases, statuettes and other decorative items that symbolized the status of the family are displayed.
The smaller back parlor in most Victorian homes, include this one, serves as the recreation and dining room. In this small space, the entire family assembles for games, conversation, music, and meals.
The kitchen is the control center of any home from the Victorian 1900s. Here, food is prepared and important household business is conducted. The coal-burning range is the central heat source heat for the entire household. In keeping with its importance, the kitchen is as large as the parlor.
The scullery is a small room adjacent to the kitchen. It holds the “copper” for boiling clothes and other cleaning equipment. In the 1900s Victoria era, cleaning is a long and laborious task, and even modest households often hire servants to work in the scullery.
Victorian bedrooms are not designed for sex. Nor are they created to accommodate reading, exercise or other recreational pursuits. Small and dimly lit, they will not even hold a modern queen-sized bed. Children share rooms, sometimes piling into a single bed.
In Victorian times, the bathroom is a status symbol. Only well-to-do families have a tub, and a toilet is rarely installed inside the house. In this floor plan, the bathroom is merely a small second-floor room appointed with a tub and a washstand. The toilet is housed in a closet-sized shed, located outside behind the scullery.
Source: The Spruce