Living room (1 of 3)

The living room's broad windows admit abundant north light. In seasonable weather, they were raised, opening the house to the sounds and scents of outdoors (the fragrant magnolia fuscata near the front door was one of Eudora Welty's favorites).

French doors opening to the porch provided cross-ventilation, since the house was originally without air-conditioning and remained so, throughout Welty's life, except for the downstairs sitting room and bedroom. Welty kept fresh flowers in the living room—usually cut from her garden.



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