5 House Parts You Didn't Know Had a Name

House Parts Defined: Do you find yourself describing an architectural detail like, "You know, that thingamajig"? This is especially embarrassing when talking to a contractor! Don't worry, it's happened to all us. So to help you out the next time you need to identify a part of a structure or a design element, here's 5 definitions that even some of our TOH editors weren't familiar with. Check out even more of these house parts at THISOLDHOUSE.COM.







1.
Enfilade

A series of doors to connecting rooms arranged so that there is one uninterrupted sight line.

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2. Haunch


The curving part of an arch that's bookended by the peak of the arch and either a capital or molding abutment.

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3. Inglenook

A nook, usually for seating, found beside a fireplace.

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4. Kite Winder


The middle of a set of three wedge-shaped stair steps, or winders, that together make a 90-degree turn.


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5. Scuncheon

Any reveal between the inner face of a door or window jamb and the wall.

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