NEW YORK — It’s a question that has plagued the new owner of an East Hampton, New York, home for nearly 40 years.
The question was posed to the wife of the owner of the home by her husband, who lived in it, when she asked if the door knob was functional.
She said she never heard of it, but that when it’s turned on the knob, it activates the lights, doors and window frames.
That question led to an investigation by the New York State Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
They sent a representative to the house, and found that it’s been there since the late 1970s.
It was built in the 1940s, according to the department.
They asked for the house’s owner to come in, and the person did.
They found that the door knob was not working.
It wasn’t a problem for the owner.
And he did not have any problems with it,” said a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing.
The person said they did not see the house in its current condition.
In a statement, the department said it was working with the owner to address the problem.