Wordless Wednesday ........ What Were They Thinking???

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149


Above is a picture of the back of a refrigerator blocking the doorway to the basement stairs.  This refrigerator is not there temporarily, this is the permanent location this homeowner choose to place it.  This means the only way to get in and out of the basement is through the outside hatchway.  I have never seen anything like this before, and just left me scratching and shaking my head wondering What Were They Thinking???




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

You must admit that it would be handy for refrigerator maintenance. . .tsk, tsk!

Jul 27, 2016 01:55 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well the answer is probably that they weren't. Or maybe, as Myrl Jeffcoat  points out, they wanted maintenance and repair to be an issue. And perhaps they never use the basement!


Jul 27, 2016 01:57 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Must have been short on floor space in the kitchen, or afraid to go into the basement.

Jul 27, 2016 04:08 PM #3
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Don't try to fix stupid! That's just ridiculous!!!!

Jul 27, 2016 04:15 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi George.  I have no idea why anyone would place a refrigerator in this position.

Jul 27, 2016 08:56 PM #5
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Interesting discovery, George Souto but not uncommon. When I used to live in Upstate NY, I saw this on a few occasions.

Jul 27, 2016 09:03 PM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yicks...we have some older homes that are really very lovely...the "old world charming" variety that have teeny tiny kitchens...and often the refrigerator (wooded ice boxes when the homes were built) is not in the kitchen...but have not seen them quite like this George Souto !

Jul 27, 2016 09:26 PM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again George. It is incredible and I guess there is never an end to the bizarre.

Jul 27, 2016 10:28 PM #8
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Quite bizarre! Who knows what goes on in the minds of folk.

Jul 27, 2016 10:46 PM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning George - I like Bob Crane 's analysis best.  Things are not at all well with the people in that house.

Jul 28, 2016 12:24 AM #10
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

OK George Souto Here is the answer (are you ready for it?). They intended to take it downstairs, but couldn't figure out how, so they left it there UNTIL they came up with the answer.

Bill Roberts

Jul 28, 2016 01:37 AM #11
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi George - A better question may be what are they trying to keep trapped in the basement?

Jul 28, 2016 03:08 AM #12
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Hi George - they must not feel they need the basement.. unless there's a leak or the mechanicals are there? Or they simply were NOT thinking...

Jul 28, 2016 03:20 AM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I guess it was a really tiny kitchen George Souto   but Bill Roberts probably hit the nail on the head! 

Jul 28, 2016 03:21 AM #14
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi George... this is a question to which I'd love to have an answer! Indeed, what were they thinking?


Jul 28, 2016 07:24 AM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Can't help wondering what the view is like from the front of the refrigerator. Guess I would be surprised if the kitchen looked sleek, modern and outstanding... But who knows?!? Yes George, 'What were they thinking???'

Jul 29, 2016 10:09 AM #16
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi George Souto , As I see it, that may have been the only plug available and they had easy access to keep the back coils clean. How about .... They didn't have a gate to keep their young child from falling down the stairs, so they used the refrigerator.

Jul 29, 2016 10:34 AM #17
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

They either have a very tiny kitchen with no wall space or don't want people to have access to the basement. Surely there is a good explanation.

Jul 29, 2016 01:42 PM #18
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Looks like they did not want anyone going into the basement from inside the house.  I guess it's a great way to "hide" the basement too! At least from the inside.

Jul 30, 2016 09:48 AM #19
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I hope no one slams the fridge door...this is scary!

Jul 30, 2016 01:18 PM #20
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