Question about hidden compartments in stairs!
reneecarey
November 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My husband ripped up the carpet that had covered the stairs in our 1948 home, only to find "hidden" compartments in the 3rd step from the bottom! The step itself has hinges that open up to 2 areas of about 2' square. Does anyone know if this was a common thing for houses in that era? Our imaginations are going wild on what they could have been used for!
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Kass Wilson/ WallsTreat Studio
Architectural history is not my forte. But, what a GREAT idea. I could think of all kinds of things to store in there! What a shame it was empty when you found it. I guess that would be titled "If stairs could talk"!!!! LOL
1 Like   Thanked by reneecarey    November 8, 2013 at 3:18PM
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msp1tzer
How cool! If it was an older home I would think possibly hiding illicit substances during prohibition. But since it's a WW2-era home, maybe a hiding spot for money, weapons, emergency supplies? Awesome find!
1 Like   Thanked by reneecarey    November 8, 2013 at 3:43PM
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