The Basement Storage Area

Basement Storage Area Map

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After Descending the Staircase, we'll start at the North Wall (top of the diagram above) and work around the room counterclockwise (West, South, East...)

The Staircase

Steps to the Basement Storage Area

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The house has a stone foundation that has held up fairly well during its 87 years of existence. There was a problem with efflorescence caused by poor drainage and the original owners coated the stone with a waterproofing compound. This did not solve the problem and it took some foundation excavation to improve drainage before the basement was rendered completely dry. A fairly steep set of steps (with one intermediate landing) goes from the kitchen to the basement. The area at the immediate foot of the stairs is a storage area and also holds the heating plant.

The woodwork in the basement staircase has been faux-grained to simulate mission oak. The staircase takes up the entire East wall of the storage area.

The North Wall

Basement Storage Area North Wall

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The North Wall has no windows and is dvoted entirely to shelving to hold a variety of seasonal goods. Because the basement is a bit more humid than the rest of the house, all goods are stored in airtight plastic containers. A large oil tank remains from the era in which oil was the heating fuel. Natural gas is used now. Removal of the oil tank would have been prohibitively expensive, so it remains.

The West Wall

Basement Storage Area West Wall

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The West wall is the locus of the gas boiler and the hot water heater. The South wall contains additional shelving and a "spare" refrigerator.

In general, the storage area is quite utilitarian.

This completes the Basement Storage Area. Where would you like to go next?

The First Floor

Go to the Living Room Go to the Hall
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Go to the Florida Room Go to the Breakfast Room

The Second Floor

Go to the Master Bedroom
Go to the Guest bedroom Go to the Hallway
Go to the Library The Bathroom is not on the tour...
Go to the Office

The Basement

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