House Crazy Sarah doesn’t want servants… she does her own housework. But she’s always wanted an old house with a servant’s staircase.
Why? Just because they are so narrow and steep and unique. And House Crazy Sarah loves all things old and funky.
Servant staircases were typically located off the kitchen or back part of the house.
Old Victorian mansions required a large household staff to keep them running, but servants were expected to stay out of sight when they were coming and going.
Often prohibited from using the large main staircase that was reserved for the home’s family and guests, the servants were relegated to steep, narrow passageways meant to be strictly utilitarian.
Still, there is a certain charm and mystique about these hidden steps.
House Crazy Sarah scutters up and down these staircases in her imagination, and it is like walking through a time machine….
Often dark and spooky, these old back staircases are endlessly intriguing.
Do you have a house with a servant staircase? If so, share a photo!