The good fortune and comforts of Regency living were not extended to those in service. The basement is a vast space laid out for the needs of the working environment and incorporates some spartan living accommodation for the servants. The family employed between eight and twelve servants who were given food and accommodation as part of their wages. Some would live in the attic bedrooms and above the stables, even in hallways.
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Rea Inu Bake, from the Indian tribe Hunikui, takes part in a protest against slave labor outside the Chamber of Deputies in #Brasilia, #Brazil, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Brazil's lower house is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment that would punish landholders found to be using slave labor. The proposed bill would allow the government to confiscate all property of those found to be using slave labor, among other penalties. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The Riverview House was updated by Nobbs Radford Architects. Key to the brief was the need for a generous kitchen. The clients wanted zones in the kitchen that they could have several activities, or ‘stations’, happening simultaneously. #kitchen