|A Toilet...But Not Just Any Toilet: |
A Victorian Close Coupled Closet and Cistern
|Victorian White Basin and Pedestal|
The conditional bit of the offer is that we have to install a bathroom before we can complete. In other words, before we actually own the property. This condition may be slightly difficult to comprehend, given that the property currently has five toilets and five sinks, which would seem sufficient to keep clean for a short time until a bathroom is installed. However, it's not considered habitable and, therefore, mortgageable, without a bath or a shower. My mind goes back to the house that my grandma lived in and in which my mum grew up. The only sink I remember was in the scullery. The toilet was out of the scullery door, down a flight of stairs and into a brick-built netty at the back of the yard. But I guess we've moved on since then and no one can now be expected to live with only five loos and five sinks, even for a few weeks. And, ultimately, it is to our advantage as it means that we'll be moving into a house with the necessary mod cons.
|The Mark Anthony Bath|