What the Helen of Troy is This?

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This is pretty odd. There is a sort of door covering, kinda looks like and old phone booth, but it sits underneath a covered porch. So, hmm, what do you think the story is? Functional or aesthetic?

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  • It’s a TARDIS.

  • Probably keeps cold wind in the winter from blowing right into the living room. I’m betting there’s no front hall inside, just a few feet to the steps and then the rest of the living room on the left.

  • No, I don’t think so, Jimmy.

    Not much British Science fiction here in Washington.

    Vestibules, Ante Rooms, or Mud Rooms help keep the heat inside during Winter whether coming or going with double entry doors.

    This one mustn’t have had room for one originally inside.

    A Tardis (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) time machine/spacecraft is from the British Tele’s 1960’s science fiction series “Doctor Who”.

    -Reformed Somali Pirate Tantum Eruditi Sunt Liberi

  • i thought all these houses had foyers. this thing looks dumb.

  • It’s to make sure no-one can ever move a couch in or out of the building.

  • I spy Astroturf!

  • Would the correct term for this be Veranda?

  • It’s to block the glare from the toothpaste-colored trim next door.

  • It’s definitely not for aesthetic purposes, that’s for sure.

    It looks like a vestibule to keep out cold weather. This type of thing is very common in colder climates like Chicago or New York. Except it is pretty useless without the sides enclosed.

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