Behold: a rec-room staircase crafted from rocks #Decor & Decorating#stairs May 30 | Cat Rocketship Photos courtesy kyky05. When you buy a house from the owners of a patio design company, you've gotta hope for an interesting house. Redditor kyky05 got one — that's how his house came to have a built-in stone staircase/koi pond leading to the downstairs rec room. Don't worry — there's a normal staircase, too. Step down the steps and around the corner, and you'll find the stone stairs lead you down through a cave-like arch, past a l'il fish pond, and into the basement. No handrail, though, so maybe you shouldn't use this staircase if you've had a few to drink. ᔥ NeatoRama Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Build a greenhouse out of recyclables NEXT Weekend challenge results: Team Cupcake vs. Team Unicorn Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] I will be disappointed if they don't put an awesome tiki bar down there. 4 agree Reply It's a fun look for sure. I probably wouldn't need to be drunk to hurt myself on it though, lol. Ah, the special joys of being naturally clumsy! 4 agree Reply Am I the only one who wants to join up with the Blue Barracudas and climb all over these steps? 2 agree Reply How legal is the lack of handrail? Reply While I'm sure it's not to code, it's clear that there's another, more standard staircase to be used. (Also, "legal"? I'd love to listen in on that arrest "Hello, sir. I'm afraid I'm going to have to arrest you for your koi pond staircase.") 3 agree Reply Depends on whether they even have building codes where the house is located. The town I work for doesn't (nor does the state) so you can pretty much build whatever you want inside. Outside is the only thing we really have some control over. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.