Aug 6, 2008
The Door to Nowhere!
One of the many house mysteries when we were looking at the house to purchase was this door way downstairs that seemed to go nowhere. You opened it and it was a stairway up to a ceiling. It took us a while to orient ourselves with where this door would possibly go. Well after being in the house for a time one spring day I decided to open up the back mudroom and empty it out to clean and organize it. In doing this I decided to pull the carpet back because we suspected that this room had only been a open back porch at one time and that the door to nowhere was really the old outside storm door. And low and behold once I pulled the rug back that is exactly what I found a trap door. Which has since proved to be invaluable with all our remodels. The inside downstairs door is the typical old narrow doorway so this trap door has been used countless times to move in the water heater, supplies for the new heating system etc. We are very glad we have it.