Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ahhhh, room to stretch



Brilliant! As a tall person, I say it's about time we had toilets that gave extra legroom.

17 comments:

Alissa said...

I am guessing this is the 1 bathroom that the house supposedly contains. Interesting because the listing clearly states that the house needs a bathroom and a kitchen, just a few minor things, of course.

Elia said...

Umm, is that a hot water heater in the shower too? Mmm! I always like to shower with electric appliances! It gives such a jolt to the morning coffee, ya know?

Lulu LaBonne said...

I see it as a practice stage - you can sit on the throne and declaim to all the rubber ducks and sponges that have lined up to hear you ...

PrincessLuceval said...

It's a portable toilet! You can take it anywhere!

Mid-C Frank said...

Style: Farmhouse - ???

I'm guessing the produce doesn't exactly qualify as "organic" !

elinorina said...

I went and looked at the entire listing. I think the bathroom is the highlight of the whole thing... Boggles the mind!

Stuart said...

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage ... Elton's John!

Scott said...

If you look behind the toilet, you can see a toilet outline and a toilet flange on the floor, so when it's actually installed you probably have to step over the toilet to get to the shower. The missing sink and exposed pipes also indicate there's some major fixing-upping that needs to happen before that bathroom will work.

The "raised bathrooms" are common in houses built on slabs after the sewer pipes fail. You can jackhammer the slab, replace the pipes, and pour new concrete or you can more cheaply raise the floor of the bathroom high enough to run new pipes above the slab. Note that the pipe from the sink drain runs along the wall and floor behind some baseboard: more evidence of sewer pipe failure.

This house has some nice things for a small house: a brick facade, fanned deck rails and fantastic floors but a tar and gravel roof makes me shudder. I also don't like it when listings state the heating system as "other".

mudslicker said...

Scott:

My compliments on how you bring us all into the loop with these real estate puzzles. Your illumination as to detail is invaluable!

You MUST be a realtor! :)

burhanistan said...

Good lord. Tall or not, our bowels move best when there is a bit of squatting action. That toilet owner is either over 7 feet tall or chronically constipated!

Leigh said...

I wonder what it looked like four years ago when it sold for $399,000?

min said...

Silver lining, people. Stick with me, here. Hot water heater in the shower? No waiting for the shower to warm up! Tar and gravel roof? That's the solar collector for the "other" heating! Very environmentally sound. This place is practically turn-key. :-)

Scott said...

I'm not a realtor but I've worked on old houses, I have a subscription to Fine Homebuilding and I've helped friends and relatives shop for houses. This blog regularly reminds me of many disasters I saw sellers try to cover up at minimal expense before putting their houses on the market.

Amanda said...

Hmm. I wonder what this means: "County violation on garage conversion."

Amanda said...

Hmm. I wonder what this means: "County violation on garage conversion." Was this a converted garage? Or did they convert the garage into something... else?

janet said...

As a short person, I think I might feel a bit lonely in such a large bathroom. :c

Inspiration Home Staging said...

Well, if one is short, the toilet is perfect for getting in a little bit of aerobic exercise (jump UP to the seat, jump DOWN when you're done...) and we all know how important that is as well as regular elimination...