A Door In The Front Door

A Door In The Front Door

Abby Stone
Feb 24, 2009

022409-door02.jpgOne of the features unique to Los Angeles (or at least the left coast since we've never seen one on the East Coast) is the peep door in the front door also known as a Judas window. Larger than a peephole, it's a small door, about the size of a small book and positioned at eye level, that allows you to see outside your front door...

Unfortunately, it also allows outsiders to see in. In order to retain a bit more privacy, we had a piece of mirror cut to fit the glass door, painted the back side of it red and mounted it using earthquake gel. Our upstairs neighbor pasted a photograph on her glass; another neighbor inserted a small piece of art. We have a bit more privacy, a handy mirror in which to give ourselves a quick glance before we go out and our visitors can check themselves over while waiting to come in.

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