In the quaint mountain town of Julian, outside of San Diego, you will find this charming house.
Notice anything different about it? Here’s a closer view.
Yes, it has two front doors. When William Kettner built the house in 1923, he followed the German style of including one front door for the wife and her friends and another front door for the man of the house. Kettner and his pool-playing buddies used his side and his wife entertained her lady friends on the other side of the house.
I don’t remember ever seeing a home with two separate front doors, one for the ladies and one for the men. It’s an interesting concept. My husband and I have our own bathrooms and we have our own coffee pots and our own computers. Just this morning we talked about maybe having two dishrags because one of us is not so good at shaking out the crumbs (yep, that would be me). We haven’t found the need for two front doors, though.
How about you? Your family may share a front door but find life is smoother when you don’t share in some other ways. What works for you?