Not your father's panelling

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Not your father's basement panelling.

Oh, wait... yes it is!  This is exactly what we saw in homes of our region, in the panelled basements.  It was often mistakenly called knotty pine, or wormwood, ... but it's actually a rarer commodity called Pecky Cypress.

I found this sample in the basement of a property my buyers and I just put under contract.  It's in pristine condition, and a serious throwback to the 40's and 50's.

I have seen this wood used in some recent contemporary homes... but painted white.

I prefer it in it's natural state as shown on the left, but then I'm a throwback to the 40's and 50's myself.

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Ah yes .... tha ole reliable panel wood for basements.  Ironically, in our area, they were used quite often, and since it was in the basement, NO drywall behind it.  They were nailed right to the studs.  Yucky!!

Aug 05, 2020 10:33 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Alan- no basements in Houston but I have seen this kind of paneling. I'm not crazy about it but what do I know. 

Aug 05, 2020 07:11 PM #2
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