Perk not included

This is a fairly typical house for its neighborhood (Barrington Section 3, south of Danforth/NW 192nd and west of Western):

2011 Parade of Homes house. High performance energy efficient built NAHB Green home. Granite thru out, custom wall finishes, tank less hot water, walk-in pantry, large master bath w walk-in shower and 2 closets, master sitting room, large covered patio, gas whirpool appliances, theatre room, 2nd kitchenette, mud-room off garage, office w/ built-ins, jack & jill baths, walk-in closets thruout, sprinkler system, additional heated & cooled storage above garage

Okay, one does not expect Updike-level writing from real-estate agents. I have cleaned up the spacing, but not the spelling. (A Jack and Jill bathroom has two entrances, one from each of two bedrooms. I think. I don’t hang around in these neighborhoods much.)

Come to think of it, no one is looking to its owner, Cleveland Cavaliers (and former Celtics and Thunder) center Kendrick Perkins, for any of that florid speechifying stuff: he’s to the point and, when necessary, in your face.

What I like about it: there’s a small theater room, seating six, and there’s a kitchenette right next to it. Now that’s planning.

(Via Thunder Obsessed.)


  1. McGehee »

    6 June 2015 · 2:14 pm

    (A Jack and Jill bathroom has two entrances, one from each of two bedrooms. I think.)

    That’s what our realtor told us the last time we went homeshopping. By some strange coincidence the only two homes we looked at — built at different times in distant parts of the county — both had ’em. We chose them to look at based on a variety of criteria, but the j&j wasn’t among them.

    And except for the Brady Bunch’s house I can’t say whether I’d even even seen such a thing before.

  2. fillyjonk »

    6 June 2015 · 3:46 pm

    Yeah, that’s exactly what a Jack and Jill is.

    I’ve never had to share a bathroom in that way but I can see it leading to some unfortunate situations if you forget to lock the “jack” door (if you are jill) and jack forgets to knock.

    I once stayed in a college dorm (during a conference) that had a jack-and-jill bathroom for the two connecting rooms. That could be terribly unfortunate depending on the kind of suitemates you get.

  3. CGHill »

    6 June 2015 · 5:34 pm

    We had these in my college dorm, though the rooms were assigned in such a way that any two sharers would be of the same sex.

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