The ground floor of our house was clearly used as a workshop and possibly a forge for the farmer. You can see the old forge bellows and the fruit press. We used the bellows as a coffee table for many years until I got fed up of bashing my shins on the nozzle. Access to the living quarters on the first floor was previously gained by the external stone staircase.
Same view, now with internal stairs installed leading to the first floor.
Another view of this room showing the open fireplace in the background. We kept the barrel for many years until it finally disintegrated. Some of the ladders and tools are still kept in the barn (otherwise known as Paul's Man Cave).
Office area fits nicely into the fireplace alcove. I still have to clean up after the odd soot fall.