The Hallway

August 13, 2008

Not much to say about the hallway. We have one. It has lovely built-in linen cabinets. Visible in the foreground is one of our wacky light switches on the wood molding. Interestingly, our home was built by an Oakland cigar maker for his daughter; he built another identical (but mirror image) house next door for his son, who was an electrician and probably wired both houses. While the wiring itself was impeccable, he put all the switches on the molding in both houses. We’re slowly moving them back into the walls as we replace the knob-and-tube wiring.

Hallway and linen closet

Hallway and linen closet

The hallway connects the two bedrooms to the bathroom and to the dining room. In its original form, it had four—yes, that’s FOUR!—doors in a space barely big enough to turn around in (probably to help contain heat). The previous owner had stashed one in the basement, which is where we’ve left it.


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