With an old house, you get a lot of small, single-purpose rooms. Upstairs in our house we have two bedrooms, and outside of the bedroom sits this small sitting room. In the 18th century, this would have been used as a third bedroom or the informal living room. It has a fireplace on the same stack as the fireplace in the keeping room, and being upstairs, it would have retained warmth during the day. I decided to make it a cozy dual-purpose room to read with our kids, but have a place for an extra guest to sleep when we have multiple visitors.