Do You Know Why it's called a Throne Room?

Real Estate Agent with Hickory Real Estate Group

It never fails.

Most days I can pretty easily assume that I've seen it all in real estate.  There really isn't much that surprises me anymore when it comes to what you find in some houses.

Still, there comes that rare moment when I learn that there are still some things that can still surprise me.  So, the other day, while visiting a few foreclosures, I ran across what you see below.  I had to take a photo because I knew no one would believe it otherwise.

At least now, we all know why it's called "The Throne Room."  Hope you enjoy!


The Throne Room

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Roger Johnson is a Realtor with CENTURY 21 American Homes in Hickory, NC.


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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ya gotta wonder what goes through the mind that would have someone building it like that:-)  It proves if you stay in the real estate profession any length of time at all, you will come across some pretty amazing things:-)

Feb 26, 2012 10:50 AM #1
Roger Johnson
Hickory Real Estate Group - Hickory, NC
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate

I rarely wonder why anymore, Myrl, but I'm always amazed! :)

Feb 26, 2012 11:18 AM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Ha that is too funny!  What were they thinking!!  My sister bought a house in Toronto that had an odd bathroom in the basement - with a throne toilet.  It was just weird!!!

Feb 26, 2012 12:05 PM #3
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

Good grief!!  That place would never work for me.  What a nightmare for someone who barely makes it there in time as it is.

Feb 26, 2012 12:20 PM #4
Curtis Van Carter
Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I stared at this for quite awhile trying to think if there was a reason for this and couldn't think of one. Truly strange is all I could surmise. cheers cvc

Feb 26, 2012 12:42 PM #5
Roger Johnson
Hickory Real Estate Group - Hickory, NC
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate

Yep, it's in the basement, Anna.  An unfinished, unheated basement!

But Leslie, once there, you get to look over your domain :)

Some people just want to rise above it all, Curtis

Feb 27, 2012 06:14 AM #6
Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

Uneven ground under the house or just a bad plumbing job?  Interesting.  We do see some strange things in this business don't we.  To truly be the throne room though, should probably be painted gold! :-)


Feb 27, 2012 08:00 AM #7
Roger Johnson
Hickory Real Estate Group - Hickory, NC
Realtor - Hickory NC Real Estate

This one definitely falls into the 'bad plumbing job' category, Sandra

Feb 27, 2012 08:08 AM #8
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
Hilarious and definitely worthy of a post! Thanks for the chuckle.
Mar 12, 2012 07:29 PM #9
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty - Baltimore, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We see these in basements and they are more than a bit awkward.


Dec 12, 2012 11:53 AM #10
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