Unexpected surprise

started taking apart this wall, but for some reason something did not feel right. To distract myself a little I took a photo.

I found another wall behind the first wall. Not such an unusual thing on this job (see also 04/23/2009 post). But I still had the feeling that something funny was going on…

… and there is was: a unknown doorway appeared, closed up and walled over, but nevertheless, a doorway.

We had no idea that we bought more property then we thought we would. This is a doorway to what we called “the secret room.”

After some back and forth we finally figured that it must be the space under the front stoop. But is it? And what will we find behind this mysterious doorway? Let’s take a look…

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OK, no box filled with gold or old skeleton – just the usual mess and one old flattened basketball. Well, this was quite some excitement leading to more stuff to clean up!

Thank’s again to David, our friend and photographer for stopping by to document the opening of our secret room! Need a good photographer? You can e-mail David at the e-mail address listed below.

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About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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