11:53AM | 06/25/04
Member Since: 12/29/03
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We live in a simple farm style home that was built in 1897 - it's very small, with two bedrooms upstairs. The house has two front doors - right next to each other. One opens into the "living room" and the other opens into the "dining room". At first I thought one door was older than the other, but both the inside trim on both doors matches the rest of the house. Can anyone help explain this???


04:53PM | 06/25/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Interesting, SFreund,

We used to live in an old farmhouse (1930's, Seattle area) and--although I can't answer your question directly, we found that a lot of things made sense on one level or another.

One thing I'd wonder: Was an addition put on at some point? (This might've been done then trim work might've been added later so that it all matched).

We found that most things actually had some practical basis in the place. It just fits the pragmatic nature of the folks that had such homes. Maybe they wanted a separate entrance for an in-law, or ???

After we'd lived there a while, we had pretty much figured out their thinking--and even why it was generally good ideas. Think practical, think efficient, think all-around-savings...the answer might just present itself to you!

Good luck..........p.s., sounds like a neat place :)


-k2 in CO

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04:00AM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 12/29/03
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Thank you for the response. I was hoping something "simple" would show itself as the answer also.......... Neither room is an addition - from photos we've seen and due to the fact that both bedrooms are above both rooms. I'll keep happily digging though.


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