The foyer is located just inside of the front entrance way to the John Paine Mansion. The architect of the house was T.F. Schneider. John Paine was an established attorney & financial advisor; money was of no concern. The facade of the house, made up of rough-cut Indiana limestone & granite front steps, lead to the Foyer.
The foyer is adjacent to many of the first floor rooms, in addition to the front stairwell. John Paine was a world traveler, & tried to incorporate elements of those travels into the rooms of his home.
The foyer features magnificent & intricate woodwork; including but not limited to the doorways, details, molding, paneling, & stairwell. There is also a fireplace located adjacent to the front doorway.
The front stairwell railings are made of mahogany, & the stairs are made of cherry wood. Carved into the front stairwell railing, in the foyer, is the Paine family crest. Additionally, a stained glass Tiffany Window can be seen from the front stairwell in the Foyer; appraised for a value of over one million dollars.