Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doors on the second floor

So many homes and buildings around here have doors on the second floor, ten feet off the ground, not opening onto a deck or something but just onto empty air. Seems like it's too many to be planning for decks people didn't build.

There's even one on a large brick business-type building which faces towards the street, so there isn't even room to add more than a tiny balcony or fire escape, hardly worth installing a door for (and a sturdy weatherized secure door at that). (It's not the one pictured, this is just something I found on the Internet that's somewhat similar.)

Is there some reason that eludes me for why these are so often being built in this area?


Tyler said...

Moving furniture and other unwieldy objects?

Hawthorn Thistleberry said...

Good thought. Wonder if that's really why. (Sure would be hard to use that door on that one brick building for that, with it being right over the road, but it'd make sense on many of the private homes I've seen like this.)