State room and private space
Although the house was small, the ground floor held a large room, the state room. Additionally, the ground floor housed a kitchen, next to which a wooden staircase led to the second floor. Three rooms were located on the second floor, which the poet intended to use as a workroom, a bedroom, and a space for a chamber maid. The poet had the exterior of the house painted by a Meersburg painter. However, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff was never able to truly reside in the little house, though she visited—and described—it often.