Second Floor -- South -- Original Billiards Room, later Family Room/Kitchen
Originally the Billiards Room, this space was divided in a 1969 renovation to bring the kitchen upstairs. During that renovation, the original paneling was bleached and stained avocado green, the huge pocket doors to the grand hall were removed, and an Austin-Powers-style minibar, complete with smoke-glass tile and shag carpet, was built into the side of the entryway. The right pocket door space (seen here behind the louvered door) was removed to make room for a refrigerator on the other side of the wall in the kitchen. A very large sliding wall was added to split the room; 2/3 was remodeled as a family room, and the west 1/3 was made a kitchen, complete with dropped acoustic tile and giant white globe lights.
During our initial assessment, we thought the paneling was bleached and stained pine. Why else would anyone stain paneling avocado? Imagine our shock when we discovered that beneath the green stain was solid mahogany paneling from the 1915 Billiards Room.