Yep, there’s more. Here’s where the house gets weird. The second floor is a mirror of the first, and would have functioned as the second of three apartments. Our bedroom would have been the living room.
And behold! Our second kitchen!
There’s a sink, and the same built-in cabinets as on the first floor. No stove or fridge, but there is a capped off gas line.
This is the one room in the house that Brandon and I aren’t sure what to do with. We have ideas, but nothing final yet. It could be a really big laundry room? There’s a small portion of the basement that’s finished as a laundry room space (I’ll share it next week), but it isn’t very nice. This room seems a little too nice to devote solely to laundry though, and I think there may be an even better spot in the finished attic. You know, in the house’s third kitchen. (I’ll share that next week, too.)
Continuing on, there is built-in storage in the hallway next to the bathroom, just as there is on the first floor.
There was a pull-chain toilet in one of the homes my family lived in for a few years when I was a kid. It was a reproduction, whereas this is the real thing. I don’t love it, but the rest of the house makes up for some of its oddities.
No shower (as I mentioned), but the tub is cute.
We may retrofit this to include a shower, or even just add a hand-shower. There’s also plenty of room (as you can likely guess) to create a master bathroom someday.
There is also one more room on the second floor, between our bedroom and the second kitchen. It would have been a bedroom originally, before the house was chopped up. It would be easy enough to convert back into a bedroom (wall up a couple of doorways, add a closet), but we think it might replace our old library.
Can’t you just see a rolling library ladder in there?