One of the complaints I hear often is that homes today don’t have enough character, which for most people means they don’t have a lot of the cool architecutral features that older homes have. In many ways I agree. I love the old pediments, built-ins, and framing detail of historical homes.
Not only are these things visually-appealing, they often add great functional features. I’ve always loved pocket doors for that reason. It’s amazing how much more functional space a room has when you don’t have swinging doors that require space to operate, and things just feel more open without doors in the way.
I never considered pocket cabinetry, though. What you see here is a deep, decorative doorway from a dining room to the kitchen, but what’s better is the use of that thick wall for some hidden pantry space. Incredible idea! What do you think?