The south wall of the butler’s pantry in the Cross House is really odd. I mean, WHAT are those 1950s cabinet doors doing on top?
I previously did a post about this oddity. It turns out that the tall doors were once WAY higher, and had glass inserts. A counter was below. And there were SIX drawers rather than four. Well, yesterday I found myself staring, yet again, at the remuddled version and knew I could not take it anymore. I have my limits!
Offending crappy 1950s doors be gone! Wow! MUCH better already! Now, to raise the tall doors…
…back to their original location! OMG! Sooooooo much better! The room looks MUCH taller, too! It was all rather effortless as the hinges all fitted perfectly into their original locations. I now need to recreate the lost two drawers and missing counter. When I eventually actually own good china I will take out the plywood infill panels and replace them with glass. And the BEFORE…
The WHY of the remuddling makes no sense.
WHY remove a counter?
WHY remove two drawers?
WHY lower the tall doors?
If somebody wanted more closed storage, why didn’t they just put doors over the counter area?