2011 NARI Capital CotY Finalist Award Winner
A young couple and their growing family purchased a new home with a partial finished basement. Their busy lifestyles and large family gathering made them think about expanding the basement but to customize it to their very specific needs.
After design staff consulted the clients it was decided to put with specific area for wine cellar to handle 2000 bottles and chiller system to tie into existing HVAC, a state of art Steam Sauna and bathroom, exercise room, theater room, and a lot more.
The challenge of this project was relocating all plumbing through busting concrete and ground plumbing for new bathroom/steam room location. Moving a bearing wall and its embedded pipes to accommodate large wine cellar was another challenge.
The use of LED lighting thought the project, speakers and couple TV mounting area in exercise area, scones and rope lighting in Movie theater gave a fabulous glow to this project.
The steam shower is equipped with customer stereo and speaker system of its own, aroma system, body sprays, rain shower, limestone floor and walls with decorative glass niches and accents, pendent light over customer mirror and vanity area. Custom heavy glass enclosure and a lot more.
By remove portion of stairwell wall and installing Brazilian cherry stairs and wood floor with matching railing and forged Iron spindles the lower level appears a lot opener and more inviting from the main level.
Creating tray ceiling with large coved crown molding and rope lighting, multi step seating with stair lights and deep blue carpeting and stain graded wood doors and trim made the movie theater an amazing place for kids and adults to quietly enjoy their movie times.
Wine cellar with limestone floor and redwood racking with tasting arch area decorated with tumbled stone, rope lighting and inside light, beautiful wine cellar door are part of this dream come true basement.
As an added bonus were having made a wonderful use of empty wall and build custom bookcases with marble tops in contrasting colors.
Now client is so pleased to be able to entertain, exercise and the steam room, and store their favorite wine. The challenge is finding time to purchase enough wine to fill the cellar!!