Chadbourne House

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Chadbourne is a white, two-story co-op located on Stetson Court between the Jewish Religious Center and Harper House, and across from Bascom House. Its contains ten singles and one double room and features one of the best kitchens on campus adjoining a comfortably furnished common living room.


The ground floor of Chadbourne is organized around a central hallway stretches straight back from the house's front door, branching right to a group of two large singles and a double, opening left into the common area and kitchen, and plunging straight back down a short staircase to a group of five more singles, the laundry room, bathroom, and back door. A staircase to the house's second floor begins off the left of this central hall.

Ground floor

The older, streetside half of Chadbourne is also the nicer in terms of private and common space. Further back along the central hallway, past a small laundry room and large bathroom and down a flight of about five steps, one descends into a newer and tangibly different half of the house.

To the rear, "lower Chadbourne" contains five singles, two very nice ones on the back corners of the house, and three small ones in the middle of the ground floor. Of these latter three, the northern two should be picked into with caution: each has only one window that faces north, is at ground level, and located under a staircase. The amount of light these let in is literally depressing.

Lower Chadbourne is slowly settling as a structure. Random creaks are audible many nights, and are seasonally affected. Possibly from this settling, the rear door has become warped in the past, preventing its automatic closing and resulting in frequent sounding of the door buzzer.

The laundry room is not much to speak of, except that current residents can thank Ken Brown and his admirable supply of tools for the fact that the washer on the left has a left-opening door and the dryer on the right has a right-opening door, making transfer of clothing sensible and simple.