Does anyone have an escalator in their house? I've seen many elevators in the homes of rich people, but I can't recall ever seeing an escalator inside a private residence.

If are non-existent in private residences and elevators are common, why is that? Space? Power?

@skyfaller pretty wasteful use of space, slower than elevator unless you have to wait which is unlikely, and you probably need an elevator anyway for moving large heavy furniture, etc.

@tedu That last point is pretty convincing. If you would practically need an elevator in any house large enough to fit an escalator, perhaps the escalator is too extraneous for one who already has an elevator.

But on the other hand, the person who has 15 cars doesn't see them as extraneous, even if two or three cars could have been sufficient. Why waste your money and space on cars, but not escalators?

@skyfaller cars are collectible. They're all different. I suppose a vintage industrialist might collect escalators from various eras, but that's pretty esoteric.

@tedu @skyfaller I would live to see the home of a devoted escalator collector : )

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