||[Feb. 2nd, 2015|05:29 pm]
The Question Club
My husband and I are house shopping and we're really interested in making an offer on this brick/stone townhouse. It was built in the 1930's and it has quite a few quirks. One of them being this TINY little wall niche that was built into the wall in an archway between the kitchen and living room. I told my husband I think it's there to house religious paraphernalia but he doesn't agree. He told me it could be a potato cooler. After much research, my findings are inconclusive!|
To detail some quirks about the homes in the area: Most of them are outfitted with "an extra flush" in the basement, which literally just means an extra toilet. No sink, no shower or tub, just a toilet. It's useful and strange all at the same time. Most of the homes also are built with one bathroom, no powder rooms. A lot still have radiators, window-units for cooling in the summer and almost all are built with plaster walls and slate roofs. One of the coolest things I've seen in a home was a dumb-waiter hidden in a panel in the kitchen and a laundry chute.
Have you ever lived in a house that had awesome/quirky features?
Would you prefer to live in a recently built home? Or do you enjoy the oddities of older homes?
If you have bought your first home, what is the strangest thing you learned about it after moving in?
Don't know/Don't care: How do you like your coffee and/or tea?