First - let's look down from the top of the stairs.
There's the dining room and kitchen on the ground floor.
If you look straight across the dining room you'll see a library loft.
You can reach it by a pull-down stair. :-)
Now we'll head into the large office/studio/bonus room.
This room is BIG - 16 feet x 32 feet. In these photos it holds a large cutting table, a sewing table, a large desk, another work surface, a couch and lots of storage space.
There are loads of windows for natural light from three directions, two ceiling fans, and a cathedral ceiling over half the room.
There's also a washer/dryer hookup and a deep sink.
That doorway leads to the bedroom on this floor. (You can't see the bedroom door in this photo - but it used to be the door to the Penland store!)
There's a full bathroom. . .
. . .with a great claw foot tub.
This cozy nook in the bedroom isn't visible from the door.
It backs right up to the woods so the breeze is always cool and shady.
Turn around and head out of the bedroom and back into the studio. . .
. . . and up those stairs.