The basement to the house is deep-deep. Deep in the sense that it boasts 8-foot ceilings throughout, save for where the sunken living room dips downward, leaving us with 7-ft. ceilings, and deep in the way that it goes on about it’s merry way forever and ever, giving us an extra 2,000+ sq. ft. of wonderful space to cultivate.
It’s a dry basement too, with few signs of water entry. For a house built in 1952, it’s a damn fine space. And that’s good for us, because we really love a good basement. In our last house, it served as storage, laundry utility, and a place for us to play with our tools, and this house will be much the same. Except that it’s over 3x as large, with higher ceilings.
I took a little video on the day that we closed, hoping it would help demonstrate the scale of the room. Just like with the video tour of the main level of the house and the photos I shared on Tuesday, I still don’t think it does it justice, but it does help.
- Flawlessly smooth floor.
- Second fireplace: It’s positioned directly beneath the living room fireplace and stone wall, and heads out of the house through a second flue. This alone gives us good reason to finish off part of the basement at some point in the future, maybe for a family room/guest room combo.
- Old washer and dryer. Like I point out in the video, they’re probably older than me.
- Leftover scrap wood and shingles. Nice to have, a pain to have to work around.
- The hot water heater and boiler.
- Free bonus freezer!