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The residents of 226 L St. love their porch and location close to campus – and have an inclination to decorate by subtle themes, from nautical to "Duck Dynasty."

My Old House: 226 L Street

10:49 AM  Dec 2nd, 2013
by CC Hutten '15

The residents of 226 L St. love the location of their house — but they love decorating the inside of it even more.

Read about the residents who lived there in 1987.

“The front room is awkward,” said a resident. Instead, there’s another living room where the residents have a better space to place couches and a television.DSC_5189“We call the teeny bathroom in the kitchen '‘The Cracker Box,’” said a resident. “It’s almost like a closet.”The residents agreed that their stairs are squeaky. “I always know when you’re coming up,” said a resident to her roommate. She responded: “Well, I like to plant my feet.”DSC_5198A corner upstairs is home to their favorite chair, “Big Joe.” A resident said she likes to sit in between her roommates’ rooms to hang out because her room is in the back.“The railing by the staircase is pretty scary,” said a resident. Another said it’s a little rickety.“You can really see the slant of the floors by looking at the oven,” said a resident.The residents insist that there are not many negative parts of the house – except maybe the size of the backyard. “We have a couple bushes,” a resident said.“We have a subtle cat theme going on in the kitchen,” a resident said.“Our porch is so big,” said a resident. “Besides using it to eat and study, we like to people-watch.”

One Response to My Old House: 226 L Street

  1. Brittany Everett says:

    I actually lived in that house my senior year at UD (2006-2007)! It had been used as the ZTA house up until that year (that was the year the new ZTA house was built) so they completely redid the inside before myself and my 3 roommates moved in.

    We lived next door to two houses full of engineers (all friends) and they helped us put a sliding door on the second living room off the porch so we each had our own room. I had the room facing the neighbor’s house and the guys would often shoot spring loaded bb guns into the window at me while I was studying (they never actually hit me but I constantly found small pellets all over my room!) My roommate that had the room at the top of the step actually found out that there was a vent linking our bedrooms that we could yell through to one another if we were to lazy to get up and walk to the room next door.

    We had great neighbors all along that street and had the best time in that house. We even had a hammock on the front porch! Such good memories!!!

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