Back in the 1700's, every old farmhouse had the front stairs by the front door and the back stairs which went down into the kitchen.
This old house is no exception. However, the back stairs seemed like perfect place to store the dog and cat food since no one used the stairs anymore.
After moving the roll top desk out of the room at the top of the stairs, we discovered what a nice little room it is and that you could put a double bed in there. It had been sheet rocked back in the 80's when the house was renovated.
After some serious cleaning and vacuuming, there was nothing to do but paint the floor.
There are two windows in that room to bring in a nice cool breeze.