The Cross House
The big white square is where a murphy bed cabinet was installed in 1929. This was later turned into a closet. The cabinet is now dismantled and stored away. I plan to reinstall it.
But…look at the vertical rectangle to the left. This is what I never noticed before.
And all of a sudden what it represented was obvious.
See the door and trim to the right?
The white rectangle is where another door/trim was. And was there when the house was built.
But the Round Bedroom already had a closet. Why a door into the closet for the Hexagon Bedroom?
Today, I was showing this mystery to Justin. He immediately said: “I think both bedrooms shared the closet because it had built-in drawers. The two doors would have also allowed easy access between the two rooms.”
Of course. This made perfect sense.
Although the original drawing does not show the door, there are numerous such discrepancies between what was drawn and what was built.
The evidence is absolute: when the Cross House was finished both the Round Bedroom and Hexagon Bedroom shared a closet.
I am amazed/embarrassed it took me almost three years to recognize this!
I will not be reinstalling this lost feature because the closet is now a bathroom, and there is no way I am giving up any en-suite bathrooms!