Renaissance and D&D Fans Will Love This Illinois Home’s Basement Bar
When I first saw this home I thought this would be the place you might find Jon Snow had he existed in this era on earth. While I'm not totally familiar with Game Of Thrones I've seen enough photos or vids through social media to get the gist of the backgrounds of scenes.
If that show isn't your jam but you're into Dungeon & Dragons, Renaissance fairs, or the medieval era you might enjoy the basement and bar in this Lombard, Illinois home. To be honest, aside from a few characteristics on the upper level of this home, this house would be dull as a dishwasher if it weren't for the basement.
The home in Lombard, Illinois doesn't scream unique, in fact, it's very vanilla in appearance.
Stepping aside from the bushes blocking the front of the house, you'll notice the big bay window. This is perfect for not being able to get a good view of who is passing your home late at night. The backyard isn't that exciting either.
When you mosey into the backyard you'll find some trees providing adequate shade, some landscaping, and a bit of boring. At least there's a decent amount of green in the rear. Perhaps a swing set would be a fun addition for kids.
The fence around the concrete gives it a courtyard feel. There's also plenty of space for patio furniture, a fire pit, a hammock, or a hot tub. The iron fencing and "screen" door on the right give you a taste of the home's interior.
The inside is rather boring but full of wood. If that sort of style is your flavor you'll love what is to come. It would appear as though everything but the oven and dishwasher is covered in wood. The refrigerator is in an odd place though, right by the back door.
There's a fireplace in this entertainment area, surrounded by an interesting choice of marble. It also appears that this room has a unique shape and is not squared or rectangular. There's an interesting mirror on the other side of the room, not pictured, You're about to get a peek, though.
I've looked at this next photo multiple times trying to figure out what's going on here. Is it a solid wall with one massive mirror with some sort of pattern stuck to it? Whatever it is is definitely questionable.
The three bathrooms in this home are truly unique as well. That wood and tile aren't my personal favorite but the shower looks like an enjoyable space.
Now we head down to the basement where it's about to get weird-ish. As you can talk from one of the bathrooms down here, it's a completely different vibe.
Picture that scene in Toy Story 2 where Buzz Lightyear is telling Woody something while gesturing with his arm in the air. Imagine Buzz saying, "Wood, wood everywhere." That's the vibe for these bathrooms and much of the basement.
I believe these wooden doors, similar to those at Medieval Times, lead to the aforementioned bathrooms. I suppose if you're going to turn your basement into a legit bar you need two separate bathrooms.
Spinning around you'll notice things getting even more interesting. That couch and decor deserve a closer look from a better perspective.
It's definitely unlike anything I've ever seen. I'm not hating it though. Just wait until you see the bar, it's going to make your jaw drop or brow rise.
You can find more photos of this home, the previous sale date, and the final price here.