Otis House

A Private Working Space


While the dining room and parlor were for entertaining guests, the office was a private room never seen by visitors.  Although Otis had an office in downtown Boston where he met with his legal clients, we believe this space was used to deal with household matters. The office is decorated in a fairly simple style, without curtains or carpeting, using simple wooden chairs. Elegant, expensive furnishings were reserved for the formal entertaining rooms.