Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hidden Passageways of Five Eccentric Homes

"5 Eccentric Homes with Hidden Passageways"

"If you ever find yourself in San Francisco with an extra $10,000 to spend, you might consider checking into the Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont Hotel. For that ­$10,000, you have your run of the entire eighth floor of the hotel, which includes three bedrooms, a dining room that seats 50 people, a billiards room, a bathroom with 24-karat-gold fixtures and a two-story library [source: Valhouli]. And on the second floor of the library, if you know just where to press, you can access a hidden passageway and live out your favorite Batman fantasy...."

Follow the 'read more' link, and you'll find a countdown of the five "eccentric homes," starting with Singer Castle (a little five-story getaway on the St. Lawrence River), to Sessions House. Despite the names, all the houses listed are in America.

After the Sessions House entry, there's a link tantalizingly labeled "Lots More Information."

Each house entry has a photo (not always of the house), and a fairly detailed description of the house and its history.


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