Five unique bedrooms and two bathrooms make the upstairs at OneRaleigh very special. Originally built for summertime relaxing at the beginning of the last century, two of OneRaleigh’s bedrooms were originally designed as servants’ quarters. Found in the back of the house at the top of the kitchen stairs, was the upstairs maid’s room. It is the smallest of the five bedrooms and is perfect for the guest who craves a cozy sanctuary farther away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. In addition to plenty of books, DVD and FIOS TV are right at hand, and the view is perfect for gazing.
Across the back landing is the butler’s room, which still boasts the original (and working) sink. The room is outfitted with a full size bed, and a seating area complete with love seat. The air conditioner keeps this room — and the maid’s room — nice and cool on steamy days. There is a DVD player and you’ll find plenty of books on all kinds of subjects on the shelves.
Two steps up will bring you into the hallway that leads to the main bedrooms and the upstairs bath. This bathroom has an original soaking tub as well as a walk-in closet (with an ironing board and iron — just in case), and a beautiful view.
Continuing your tour of the upstairs, you’ll pass the main stairway on your left and the fully-stocked linen closet on your right.
The southeast bedroom has a delightful window seat that makes the perfect place for reading and gazing out at the ocean. The sound of the waves nearly guarantees a great night’s sleep. You probably won’t find time for the FIOS TV and DVD, but it’s available so that you can check the best times for sunbathing and sandcastle-building. Extra long twin beds make this room perfect for guests.
The three main bedrooms have adjoining doors with transoms (for great ventilation) and the southwest bedroom opens to both the southeast bedroom, the master bedroom and the master bath (with the 2-door closet that makes 6 doors in one room… how cool is that?)
You’ll find the household computer here along with twin beds and a full-size crib.
Finally, the master bedroom is located on the northwest side of the house. During the Victorian era, people liked their nature in small doses, so the main bedroom was tucked onto the shady side of the house. The upstairs’ second air conditioner is here. And, with the adjoining doors open, it cools the three main bedrooms quite easily on those rare, super-hot days. In addition to the queen-sized bed, the master bedroom boasts a seating/conversation area with a full-sized sofa and chairs.