two questions about Virginia Federal house layout
I once lived in a 1832 house in Culpeper Virginia.. the main entrance was up a few steps to a door into the foyer on the second of three floors..the hall floor.
As you entered, there was a bedroom directly to your left at the front. To the right was the sitting room.
(1) Was it usual to have a bedroom located there?
The dining room was in a sort of basement.. built into the hill in the front and level with the earth on the back.. It was downstairs from the main level and reached by a very simple staircase.
(2) was that the usual layout at this period.?
The staircase to the upper floor was very graceful and rose from the foyer.
I'd be very grateful of your response.. thank you.