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Do You Know Anyone With an Elevator in Their Home?

The White House is an unusual home, but it's not the only home that features an elevator. Growing up I had a classmate whose ranch-style home had an elevator running from the main floor to the basement. I always suspected it was an escape route because her father was possibly a Mafioso. You needn't be a world leader or a criminal to own an elevator, though. Remember photographer Jay Maisel's 72-room bohemian dream house with its ornate copper elevator cage? Tell me: do you know anyone with an elevator in their home? Apartment buildings don't count.

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itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I know a family that had one installed when they built their new house so that grandma could come live with them. She hasn't moved in yet, though, so I think they just use it as a really expensive closet.
katyharper katyharper 8 years
We had a dumbwaiter in our house and I got stuck in it when I was little. I think I'm going to count that.
shannonkay shannonkay 8 years
I don't have one, and I don't know anyone personally that does(that I know of), but I remember going to an open house of a show home with my dad when I was a kid that had one and I thought that was amazing. But I've never even lived in a house with more than one story(or a basement but I live in California).
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Nope and I find it rather ridiculous to have them unless you live in an apartment complex.
graylen graylen 8 years
Oddly enough, I know of at least 3 people who's homes have elevators. Usually from the basement (garage) to the first floor. They aren't super-fancy though and are used more for groceries and when they have lots of luggage/etc.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I've never had one but I went to an open house that had one, and I remember thinking I would be too scared to use it.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
In the very small town where I grew up, there was a strong rumor that one of the big fancy houses had an elevator. We were all more than jealous and wicked curious to check it out.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no. and i don't remember every knowing anyone that did. we have some friends that owned an elevator repair business (until he retired). i don't remember him ever mentioning any elevators in homes. i don't think people do that here.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
14% of people claim to have an elevator in their home? Yeah, right. Growing up we had a dumbwaiter in one of our houses, but took it out during a remodel.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Forget all the maintenance an elevator would require. it would be cool to have. My place is four floors and would come in handy gettings things up to the upper most floors.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Ha! Yes I do live in a place with an elevator. It's called and apartment complex! Huzzah! Got ya.
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