Not a Bad Tornado Shelter, Either (Assuming You Can Get Into It)
After showing, I dunno, 5,000 homes over a decade, the surprise isn’t how much is familiar by now, but how much is (still) new.
Like the home with a rather massive basement cistern I showed earlier this week.
At first, it was a puzzle: what was this 10 feet by 10 feet brick enclosure doing in the southeast corner of the basement?
Then, my client noticed that it was open on top.
Sure enough, I climbed up to see a now-empty reservoir that looked like it could hold a couple thousand gallons of . . . something.
According to the listing agent, the cistern used to be connected to the gutters, and collected rainwater that was redistributed to the rest of the household.