A common misconception about these doors is that they were created as secret passage or hiding places. The notion of hidden rooms and secret activities lends more mysticism to these ancient mansions, but the reality is far more concrete.Many people also think that behind this door is a storage compartment for bags. It makes sense to place it near the wardrobe. However, the space for a large suitcase seems to be quite limited, especially since the larger ones don’t have wheels. Storing linens or making room for an ironing board are other commonly recommended options. However, the truth is that small doors in the 1950s and 1960s were not designed for occult purposes, but rather had a practical function.
So even if the little door doesn’t lead to hidden treasures or secret passages, it does provide a glimpse into the way of life and priorities of a bygone era. They reflect ingenuity of designers trying to max space and create functional living environment for homeowner.