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This allowed her to move about her home freely as she was only able to raise each foot a few inches.
There was only one working toilet for Winchester, but all other restrooms were decoys to confuse spirits.
She, therefore, demanded that a faux grain and stain be applied. gallons (78,000 L) of paint were required to paint the house.
This is why almost all the wood in the home is covered. The home itself is built using a floating foundation that is believed to have saved it from total collapse in the 1906 earthquake and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
This is also the reason why she slept in a different room each night.
The home's conveniences were rare at the time of its construction.
There are also three elevators, including an Otis electric and one of which was powered by a rare horizontal hydraulic elevator piston.
These inheritances gave her a tremendous amount of wealth which she used to fund the ongoing construction.Carpenters were hired and worked on the house day and night until it became a seven-story mansion.She did not use an architect and added on to the building in a haphazard fashion, so the home contains numerous oddities such as doors and stairs that go nowhere, windows overlooking other rooms and stairs with odd-sized risers.These included steam and forced-air heating, modern indoor toilets and plumbing, push-button gas lights, and Mrs.Winchester's personal (and only) hot shower from indoor plumbing.
Many accounts attribute these oddities to her belief in ghosts. The house is predominantly made of redwood, as Mrs.