Did you know there are homes in Fresno and Clovis that have complete basements? I’m not talking about homes that have a stairway down to a small concrete walled area that your grandmother used to store her jarred tomatoes in, or in my case grandfather who kept his wine and whiskey in ;).
Yes the Historic Fresno High area and the Tower District both have some homes here and there with these types of basements; Heck, if you ask an experienced agent like myself, I could point out a few ‘rumored’ one time speakeasies that were housed in the basements of a home or three in the heart of Fresno.
As cool as some of the above basements sound, there are others scattered throughout Fresno and Clovis that are much cooler. Some are just one room, others are several rooms and bathrooms together. One in particular located near Peach and Nees has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a family room (all in the basement) totaling over 2100 square feet below a main level of 2600 square feet!
These newer homes with basements have all of the amenities and features that you would find on the main level of a single level home but with some less obvious benefits like improved energy efficiency, storage, and peace and quiet from your son or daughter who has decided to start a band.
One of the best benefits of a basement is the fact that it can be used for almost any purpose. A kids’ playroom can be upgraded to a media or entertainment room for watching television or, even a room for playing games when they grow up.
Unusual uses of basements across the world include the construction of a swimming pool area by the businessman Jeremy Paxton who lives on the Thames near Reading. His basement features a guest bedroom, bathroom, study and a motor launch dock to the front section! A whirlpool of a Jacuzzi for four in Irene Lukas’s basement in London and a basement designed to house the Koi carp collection is in a house under construction near Wolver Hampton.
There is no local new construction of any now but if you are interested in seeing some existing homes in Fresno, Clovis, or even Madera Ranchos with a basement give myself or your local Realtor a call.