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9th Dec '15 3:21:47 AM jormis29
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* When ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' moved into a crack in the pavement of Times Square, it was already BiggerOnTheInside. New rooms appeared as the story required, and his son George spend months touring them.

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* When ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' moved into a crack in the pavement of Times Square, it was already BiggerOnTheInside. New rooms appeared as the story required, and his son George spend months touring them.
15th Oct '15 9:01:57 AM LondonKdS
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* This is true of the Edgewood house in ''Little, Big'' by John Crowley. Due to the building's already-large size and complex layout, it takes a while for people to realise this, which helps with TheMasquerade.
3rd Oct '15 7:39:16 PM nombretomado
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* The player's house in ''AnimalCrossing'', once you start adding on extensions.

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* The player's house in ''AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', once you start adding on extensions.
7th Sep '15 12:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* It's an old joke about housing in NewYorkCity that everyone is always secretly hoping they'll notice a door one day that they [[FailedASpotCheck never saw before]], and it turns out that their apartment is [[FriendsRentControl twice as big as they realized]].

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* It's an old joke about housing in NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity that everyone is always secretly hoping they'll notice a door one day that they [[FailedASpotCheck never saw before]], and it turns out that their apartment is [[FriendsRentControl twice as big as they realized]].
14th Jun '15 10:30:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably Death's Domain in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. The initial hallway is intimidating enough, but several of the rooms along it open up into cavernous chambers filled with books or hourglasses.

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* Arguably ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Death's Domain in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.in. The initial hallway is intimidating enough, but several of the rooms along it open up into cavernous chambers filled with books or hourglasses.



* John De Chancie's ''CastlePerilous'' series features Castle Perilous, a castle containing portals to 144,000 different universes.
* Morwen's cottage in the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'' appears small on the inside, but has a door that leads to a different room every time it's opened. Morwen's narration identifies four specific rooms (a library, a study, a magic workshop and a storage room) and "several" guest rooms, and notes that she can still add at least three or four more rooms before she'd have to add a second door. The door and its rooms weren't an easy project, taking considerable time and effort, but she considers it to have been more than worth every minute.
* The Godmothers hut in MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' looks like a normal cottage in the woods even from the first few rooms. Then you realize that there really shouldn't be room for two stories, a big kitchen, a pantry, a library, and several other rooms. Then, later in the book, Godmother Elena reveals the true nature of the totally not just a house. It's simply magic.

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* John De Chancie's ''CastlePerilous'' ''Literature/CastlePerilous'' series features Castle Perilous, a castle containing portals to 144,000 different universes.
* Morwen's cottage in the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'' ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' appears small on the inside, but has a door that leads to a different room every time it's opened. Morwen's narration identifies four specific rooms (a library, a study, a magic workshop and a storage room) and "several" guest rooms, and notes that she can still add at least three or four more rooms before she'd have to add a second door. The door and its rooms weren't an easy project, taking considerable time and effort, but she considers it to have been more than worth every minute.
* The Godmothers hut in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]]'' looks like a normal cottage in the woods even from the first few rooms. Then you realize that there really shouldn't be room for two stories, a big kitchen, a pantry, a library, and several other rooms. Then, later in the book, Godmother Elena reveals the true nature of the totally not just a house. It's simply magic.



* The House of the Undying in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', which deliberately invokes {{Bizarrchitecture}} as navigating it is part SecretTestOfCharacter and part VisionQuest. Daenerys first notices this when she finds herself climbing a large staircase, when the building she entered appeared to only be one storey high.
* ''AndHeBuiltACrookedHouse'' by RobertHeinlein. The house is a tesseract.

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* The House of the Undying in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', which deliberately invokes {{Bizarrchitecture}} as navigating it is part SecretTestOfCharacter and part VisionQuest. Daenerys first notices this when she finds herself climbing a large staircase, when the building she entered appeared to only be one storey high.
* ''AndHeBuiltACrookedHouse'' ''Literature/AndHeBuiltACrookedHouse'' by RobertHeinlein. The house is a tesseract.
2nd Jun '15 10:05:39 AM nombretomado
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* In TheITCrowd episode ''The Red Door,'' Jen suddenly becomes curious about the titular door in the corner of the office, which hasn't been shown on screen previously. At the end of the episode another, more terrifying door is briefly shown (and never mentioned again).

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* In TheITCrowd ''Series/TheITCrowd'' episode ''The Red Door,'' Jen suddenly becomes curious about the titular door in the corner of the office, which hasn't been shown on screen previously. At the end of the episode another, more terrifying door is briefly shown (and never mentioned again).
24th May '15 4:18:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[color:blue: House]] [[HouseOfLeaves Of Leaves]]''. The [[color:blue:house]] on Ash Tree Lane is this, having doors that open from the normal part of the [[color:blue:house]] to a seemingly never-ending sequence of cold, colorless rooms, hallways, and stairs, just like a ClownCarBase.

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* ''[[color:blue: House]] [[HouseOfLeaves [[Literature/HouseOfLeaves Of Leaves]]''. The [[color:blue:house]] on Ash Tree Lane is this, having doors that open from the normal part of the [[color:blue:house]] to a seemingly never-ending sequence of cold, colorless rooms, hallways, and stairs, just like a ClownCarBase.
16th Mar '15 1:36:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Futurama}}'', Fry spends a whole episode living in Bender's apartment - a room just big enough for two people to stand up in - before discovering a door in one wall which leads to the closet, actually a spacious apartment with several further rooms leading off it. The door wasn't even being hidden by clever use of camera angles or anything - it was a blank wall in all previous scenes.
* In ''KingOfTheHill'', the Hill family takes a vacation to Japan. In their tiny hotel room, they do all their cooking and sleeping in a space about half the size of their living room, as a parody of overcrowding in that country. However, at the end of the two-parter when Hank's brother comes to help them check out, it is revealed that that was just the sitting room; there was a sliding door leading to several other rooms, and even a fountain.

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* In ''{{Futurama}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', Fry spends a whole episode living in Bender's apartment - a room just big enough for two people to stand up in - before discovering a door in one wall which leads to the closet, actually a spacious apartment with several further rooms leading off it. The door wasn't even being hidden by clever use of camera angles or anything - it was a blank wall in all previous scenes.
* In ''KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', the Hill family takes a vacation to Japan. In their tiny hotel room, they do all their cooking and sleeping in a space about half the size of their living room, as a parody of overcrowding in that country. However, at the end of the two-parter when Hank's brother comes to help them check out, it is revealed that that was just the sitting room; there was a sliding door leading to several other rooms, and even a fountain.
1st Mar '15 4:52:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', justified by the existence of other planes of existence having magic portals to them, sometimes cleverly disguised as a normal door.
** Baba Yaga's Hut in three different ''DungeonsAndDragons'' incarnations: the original in the 1E DMG, "The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga" adventure in Dragon magazine #83, and the 2E module ''The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga''.
* This can be a power of Manses, buildings that channel geomantic energies, in ''{{Exalted}}''.
* In ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', rooms are added as you explore the building. Usually not all the rooms are found, and 'false doors' are possible - new rooms cannot be placed in a manner that the house cannot continue to expand - so it seems that the house does continue forever combined with ''MalevolentArchitecture''

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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', justified by the existence of other planes of existence having magic portals to them, sometimes cleverly disguised as a normal door.
** Baba Yaga's Hut in three different ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' incarnations: the original in the 1E DMG, "The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga" adventure in Dragon magazine #83, and the 2E module ''The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga''.
* This can be a power of Manses, buildings that channel geomantic energies, in ''{{Exalted}}''.
''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''.
* In ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', rooms are added as you explore the building. Usually not all the rooms are found, and 'false doors' are possible - new rooms cannot be placed in a manner that the house cannot continue to expand - so it seems that the house does continue forever combined with ''MalevolentArchitecture''
7th Oct '14 1:58:44 PM DaibhidC
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** The Unseen University library is definitely this. It extends into L-space. In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', we see it can even be used [[spoiler:to travel through time]].

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** The Unseen University library is definitely this. It extends into L-space. In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', we see it can even be used [[spoiler:to travel through time]]. The rest of the university also does this; in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', Ridcully acquires a map from the university cartographer (whom he has never met before) which looks like an exploding chrysanthemum and will probably be accurate for a few hours.
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