Dark house

a house or room in which madmen were confined.

See also: Dark

References in classic literature ?
The intrepid aeronauts alight before a small dark house, once the residence of Mr Sampson Brass.
You can sit on my back, and we will fly far away from the ugly mole and his dark house, over the mountains, to the warm countries where the sun shines more brightly than here, where it is always summer, and there are always beautiful flowers.
A drive of half a mile brought us to The Myrtles--a large, dark house standing back from the road in its own grounds.
The Duke, however stimulated, had the instincts of an aristocrat, and desired rather to stare at the house than to spy on it; but Flambeau, who had the instincts of a burglar (and a detective), had already swung himself from the wall into the fork of a straggling tree from which he could crawl quite close to the only illuminated window in the back of the high dark house.
There was only one thing in nature from which could come the sound that echoed through the dark house at daybreak.
They saw the proud, white face of the Scotch aristocrat and her lover, the Irish adventurer, like old portraits in a dark house.
Woe, in the dark house, in the rottenness of the grave, when the children's children shall revile the ashes of the fathers
Captain Hagberd, inside his dark house, had kept on the alert.
It was a land of huge, dark houses and of garish gin-shops, a land, too, where life moves irregularly and where adventures are to be gained--as the Admiral was to learn to his cost.
The remaining three sides are composed of mansions that have passed away into dowagerism--tall, dark houses, with window-frames of stone, or picked out of a lighter red.
Well, our ship stopped in the morning, before it was quite daylight, at a great city--a huge city, with very dark houses and all smoky; not at all like the pretty clean town I came from; and Mr.
Whether I like or hate anybody, if they're entering the house with me, put it all aside - we're in a dark house.