For 38 years workers never stopped building. With 160 rooms, including 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 40 staircases and three elevators, the Winchester House is a Victorian mansion filled with unexplained oddities.
One room had one entrance with three ways to get out, including a door that drops to a kitchen, another door to a cupboard and a secret room behind it.
The home, located in San Joes, Calif., was the project of a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester, the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune. The residence is an architectural marvel and wholly unlike most homes of its era. It had modern heating and sewer systems along with gas lights.
The building is a massive maze of secret rooms and hidden chambers, and the construction, which began in 1884, continued until Winchester’s death 38 years later.
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