Also known as the Bedroom Level, the second floor functioned as living quarters for the family and consists of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a boudoir and balcony. This level is currently under restoration. Thus far, the Master Bedroom, Master Bath, the Northeast Bedroom, and Hallway have all been restored to different periods in Hay House’s history.
The Master Bedroom and Master Bath are the first spaces on this floor to be restored. These spaces reflect the interior design of the house during the Hay family period c. 1950 and feature many of their personal belongings. These rooms will remain in their Hay family period to honor Parks Lee and Maud Saxon Hay.
The Northeast Bedroom, also known as Mary Ellen’s room, has been restored to its 1912 appearance The room functioned as the bedroom for Mrs. Johnston and later for her daughter, Mary Ellen Felton, who added the over mantel gilt mirror. The painted and stenciled Dutch landscape designs on the east wall remain from a late Johnston era, c.1870 wall treatment.
The Bedroom Level Hall has been restored to its original Johnston family appearance (c. 1860) after the house’s construction. The remaining rooms on this floor including the Children’s Bedroom and Bathroom, Boudoir and Northwest Bedroom will all be restored to the Felton family era c. 1910.