- May 7, 2004
- Nokesville, VA
The upper room in a cape cod house that has knee walls.
My room is 8ft wide with a 18" center that is 7ft tall sloping down over the other ~~3ft in each direction to a height of 4.5ft
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My parents had a house with a room like that over the attached garage. EDIT: It was usually the hottest or coldest room in the house depending on season...
While getting it ready to be sold, I figured out why there was a blank electrical plate at switch height in a location where it was blocked by the closed door...
..the dipsticks that built the house originally had the door swinging the other way, which wouldn't work due to the sloped ceiling. So they had to move the switch to the other side of the wall.
That is by far NOT the only stupid thing that builder did.
Was so glad to sell that house after my dad passed away. He should have never bought it. I bet the builder laughed all the way to the bank after closing. This was a late 1980s house built in Northern Virginia, when they were slapping crap up as fast as it could be sold, and fly-by-night builders were a dime a dozen.