Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hangin' out at the Gas 'n' Sip

Heather found this sofa convention. Why not include it in the listing? They're not hurting anyone. Hanging out, just hanging out.

This little room from the same listing, however... I don't want to know what happens in there, I really don't. Please don't tell me. I'm just going to say it's a pie safe and leave it at that.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAH! Nice Say Anything reference!

Stuart said...

Ugh - this has been the depressingest one in a while. And how should one pronounce the email address of the realtors?

Charlene said...

What is that pipe beside the back door? Is that the furnace flue? Because ew and ugh.

And I think that door leads not to a little room but to the basement stairs, which makes me wonder if this house contains the most illegal basement suite in human history. No windows at all.

Anonymous said...

Stuart - it's pronounced "Ken-jay-jay."

Anonymous said...

That's quite the impressive hovel and bonus points for looking like it was last cleaned during the Carter administration. All for just 125k? I'm so glad I don't live in California. Admittedly, for this property having the weather be so lovely nearly all the time would be a bonus, you'd never want to go inside your own home. Blech.

Karen said...

I'm always on the look out for properties in the San Diego area and I've seen this one quite a bit (North Park is kind of a cute area). I always quickly scroll past if, knowing I will soon become depressed that even a hovel can cost 125K. Stupid California.

Anonymous said...

It's probably meant for a stacking washer and dryer. Some older houses here in California have little outdoor closets meant for that purpose. I lived in a house that did.

Cottage Rose said...

Ok I am with you I don't really want to know either..... ewwww I think it is about time the sofas move on...

Hugs;
Alaura

Fermi Pyle said...

My bet is water heater enclosure. In Cali, common to have them in a small tin lean-to next to the house. Think they had some excess building supplies so they went "deluxe". Also, it was an anthropomorphic water heater so they gave it a window to look out.

QueenKatofTypos said...

It could also be a smoking room. I know a girl who had her mom move in with her, and would not let her mom smoke in the house, but built on a heated and air conditioned smoking room that is not connected to the house, but must be accessed from a door from the back porch. I would think it should be a bit larger if that is the function, though.

Anonymous said...

What a HOVEL. I think its likely an outside storage, but its not big enough for anything. Or its the stairs to the basement enclosed to keep out others.

Anonymous said...

I'd guess decontamination chamber for what ever substances or cooties you pick up inside the place.

Anonymous said...

Fermi Pyle:

You're probably right. My outdoor washing machine closet also housed the water heater. And it had a window in the door.

geelizzie said...

My mother in law lived in a house eerily similar to this one and her little room outside was where the water heater lived. Maybe so if it exploded it would only take the back wall of the house with it, or maybe because the house originally had no indoor plumbing.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that it's the stairway to the basement. It was very common in old houses to have the basement inaccessible from inside the house (since basements are evil) so many houses have strange ways to get into them from the outside. I've seen porches and even small rooms built around the (previously) exterior basement door to people wouldn't get wet getting their laundry.

The lattice on the right implies that it's on a crawlspace so maybe I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is like an outhouse of sorts?

Anonymous said...

I think it's a storage closet.