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I note they are not present in the shower; perhaps the owner didn't consider him- or herself vulnerable there . . . for some reason ?
designer of these neatly-made rectangles have sought to eliminate those from view -- if indeed an architect was responsible for the installation ?
Perhaps these are movable insulation panels, made to eliminate winter drafts or chill from the perf band that is located at the occupants' necks . . .
that wall and roof, and no windows are present. No privacy issue exists, there.
Photos beginning at #50 show solid white behind glazed exterior perfs, to the left of the entrance. Photos 34 and 35 show two different bathrooms; one of them has clear glass with the off-white panels above, while the other
seems to have frosted glass and no panels. White glass (?) is seen in the mirror in that photo. This bath may be the room behind the whited perf window seen in #50 ?
The office, photos #22 and 23, must be the bump-out in the carport, next to the corner bathroom. The second bedroom would be the last room sheltered by the carport, at the opposite corner of the house from the living room.
The office has no panels; the bedroom and bath (photo 34) do.
Photo #14 provides the answer to the panel question: we see a lowered panel at the center of the image, behind the light fixture. It hangs from a simple hinge perhaps made of two eye-hooks. The panel appears to have a
thin frame -- of tempered Masonite ? -- with translucent fabric glued to its face. I see no latch or magnet; perhaps the blind stays up, just past vertical, by itself ?
Photos #62 and 63 show a corner with glazed perf panels. Is that double glazing showing at the corner ? Note also the drapes hung over the lower portion of the French doors. Perhaps the owners didn't care for deer and
raccoons staring in through the glass ? The house is far from the road . . . but I suppose one doesn't want looky-loos when one is away from home.
What is strange about the full panels across the wall is that they seem not to have any framing or depth, as if they are fabric-thin sheets adhered to the wood wall. I don't see any evidence that they can be moved to cover the perfs below, yet they obviously can. The need for them is not obvious, either. They aren't needed for privacy, since most of the full windows lack curtains, even the master bedroom windows facing west toward the setting sun are not curtained.
#34: The panel wraps around a corner in the second bedroom, so obviously it cannot be lowered into position to shade the perf by hinges at the bottom.
#50 to 52: Panels in place!
#92: How did they get the washer/dryer down that circular stair?
visible at the bottom edge. In the corner condition, one panel would drop and then the other; note two "hinges" to each corner panel.
Note the difference in color to the panels in photos 50-52, compared to the panels seen inside. The former are dead white, while the panels are a light cream or
off-white. The room behind the former must be the smaller bathroom, at that corner of the house, where, in photo 35, a white rectangle shows in the mirror at right.
These must be permanently whited-out windows, perhaps via painted or milk glass. Other windows in the same bath appear to have frosted glass.
Residents clearly have varying notions of the necessity for night-time privacy. This house exhibits means to obtaining visual privacy at the front of the house and
at bathrooms, at least; apparently the owner didn't consider him/herself to be vulnerable at the rear of the house or in the office under the carport . . . although
one corner bedroom does have the perf blinds.