Part three (and last) about the old rectory...see this and this post for background
When you entered from the front door, you stepped into a very large entry hall. White walls and white painted woodwork, except for the doors. The entry was about eight feet wide, with hardwood floors which were either chestnut or oak stained chestnut color.
To your left, the solid wood pocket doors opened into a very large parlor. The first thing you saw was a black concert grand piano a few feet away from the floor-to-ceiling window. The only other furnishings were a few chairs in a semi-circle near the piano. It was stunning, even to a little girl.
Do any of you have pianos? The photo above is NOT the parlor, but reminded me of it. This is a photo of a music school in the UK.