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Have you ever found a house’s secret?

If you are the remodeler for an older home, you might discover all sorts of things about it. Usually the surprise is something unpleasant (“Whoops, we have termites!”).

But sometimes you might discover something cool, like a secret room that’s been walled up. FOX News recently shared a story about two homeowners in England who realized they had a well under their living room. But not just any well; they discovered the well was from the 16th century.

According to FOX:

“Colin Steer had long puzzled over why a section of the floor near his couch seemed to give when someone stepped on it, according to the Telegraph. Several years ago, he did some investigating and found the brick shaft filled in with loose dirt.

‘I was replacing the joists in the floor when I noticed a slight depression – it appeared to be filled in with the foundations of the house,’ Steer, of Plymouth, Devon, told the paper.”

After doing some amateur excavation, Steer has made it a focal point of his living room complete with lights and a trap door. It must be a great conversation starter! Have you ever found a fun secret in anyone’s house?

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