X post: tiny bathrooms in 1790s house
I posted this in bathrooms, but I thought Old House readers might "get it"--I am not sure what I would do if a were the buyer of a house like this, but to do a 2000s kitchen or bath in this house would be almost impossible:
I walked through a house from the 1790s today. The bathrooms were built adjacent to the chimneys and semi winder staircases in what was probably cabinet space.
They were 4 feet x 5 feet with the sink tucked in a niche.
The "bathtubs" were foot deep shower receptors with a corner seat circa 1963 or so and there was room to stand in front of the toilet and close the door.
It has been on the market quite a while because I think people are afraid of the bathrooms. (And kitchen which still has its third cooking fireplace. The two earlier ones are still in the basement.) Unfortunately, there is no way to do anything else with the bathrooms without destroying historic fabric.
I hope someone who understands this house, and understands that they may be more of a custodian to this house than an outright owner, buys it. If I had $800,000 I would :)