Okay, behold the pitch (btw, if anyone prefers Japanese setting and names, I can do that too):
Crescent Hill Manor has long sat on the far outskirts of High Falls town, built in the early 1800s before being abandoned in 1862 after the family patriarch died and no one wanted to take it up again. Even before, the place was said to be haunted and accident prone. Two attempts were made to demolish it in 1961 and 2003 to make way for other projects, but were unsuccessful; the first from numerous suspicious sabotages and the second when the demolition crew vanished, leaving all their equipment right in front of the manor. No one has since tried again and High Falls is content to pretend it doesn't exist. Children have often used the place as a dare for scary games, yet, to date, no one has met with any unfortunate incidents since.
Now, in 2016, the manor and land has been purchased by a Marcus Hashford, a wealthy reclusive who has since taken it up to renovate the mansion to a semblance of its former glory. Undaunted by rumours and superstition, he moved in and employed contractors (from out of town, since the locals didn't want to come near). The outside of the mansion was mostly brought back to glory. Unfortunately, the contractors began to talk to the locals and work began to slow to a crawl until they up and left before much had been done on the inside. Marcus remained in the mansion by himself for almost a month before people began to whisper again. Out-of-towners were also starting to skulk
Wanting to put up a semblance of normalcy again, Marcus put out word through his contacts that he was looking for highly capable hands. Unfortunately, these contacts somewhat misinterpreted his requests and thought that the man might be lonely and thus pointed only women in his direction...
Today, a bus rolls in with those most closely matching what they thought he wanted.
As I'm thinking it, the mansion has numerous rooms and hidden facilities. For now however, there are only 4 rooms fit for use - the Master's bedroom (and bathroom), the kitchen, the dinning room, and the shared servant's quarters. Other rooms get renovated at a rate of one per every 2-4 weeks of game time as construction crews have to be found (they typically last the renovation of one room). The mansion facilities have to be discovered before they can be repaired and made available for use (finding them and repairing them takes them away from their typical maid duties).
If you guys have other ideas, put them out there, but otherwise feel free to start making maids.