Sleeping chamber whose only piece of furniture usually consisted of a bed made of wood or masonry.
mosaicCollection of small fragments (e.g., stone, marble, terra-cotta) held together by mortar; it depicts a motif, and sometimes even very elaborate scenes.
latrinesSmall comfortable room featuring a stone or marble bench with a crescent-shaped opening, connected to a waste channel with running water.
kitchenRoom where meals were prepared.
dining roomDining area containing three beds arranged in a U shape that Romans would stretch out on while eating.
gardenPlot of land used to grow vegetables and decorated with flowers, shrubs, fountains and so forth.
peristyleColonnade surrounding the inner court.
shopOn the street side, the Roman house often included commercial spaces that were rented out to artisans and tradesmen.
impluviumBasin in the central part of the atrium to receive rainwater.
atriumThe main room in the house; its central part was exposed to the open air to collect rainwater and let sunlight in.
vestibuleEntrance to the house that acted as the passage from public life to private life.
tileHard surface, usually made of baked molded clay, used as a covering for roofs.
frescoLarge mural painting that decorated the walls of houses during antiquity.
compluviumAperture built into the atrium roof to let rainwater pour into the impluvium.
tablinumHall separating the peristyle from the atrium.
timberFramework of beams that supports the roof of the building and provides stability.
Houses of the Roman elite: Ephesus (4/6)
House Design Concept Roman Domus