Ross Manor
The exterior of Ross Manor.

The picture of Edwardian austerity, Ross Manor sits back at the edge of a expansive lawn. Its yellowish brick is neither sunny nor bright, but from the outside, fifteen windows on the front facade promise plenty of light within. Symmetrical, the building’s three stories each have five windows on either front or back of the house. In the front, the first and second floors boast wide bay windows, while those on the top floor come in the form of gabled dormers. A separate, simple A-line building sits to the side for servants’ quarters, and beyond that, a small barn for horses.

The grounds are expansive, mostly comprised of a long lawn and driveway in the front. Behind, the yard is less austere, with a small vegetable garden and a flower garden taking up much of the land. There is also outdoor sitting area with a firepit for cold nights.

Inside, dark wood floors and simple white walls keep up the austere image; the sunlight, when the clouds allow, helps to brighten the rooms. The furniture is simple and timeless, quality pieces that will last through many generations if given proper care. The manor boasts all of the necessities of such a home. A great dining hall, a kitchen, a library and a large sitting room comprise the bottom floor; bedroom suites for the residents make up the second and third stories.