The original house is heated with a boiler and hydronic heat, so a gas direct-vent fireplace was installed, complimented with baseboard heat.
Maximum ceiling height was very important, so we relocated water and gas lines and created “barrel style” arches and curved soffits that conceal the unmovable obstacles.
A custom raised panel maple bar and back bar was constructed on site and matched the upstairs woodwork in wood species, style, and color. The bar has elegant granite tops, a stemware display, glass front display cabinets, and an undermount sink.
The homeowner has a true love of wine so we installed 2 wine chilling refrigerators, and a “floor to ceiling” wine display rack that serves multiple functions. It is a hidden doorway that allows entry to the hidden wine cellar!!! In the wine cellar, we constructed multiple “floor to ceiling” wine display racks, matching the entryway.
Because the homeowner enjoys an occasional cigar, a high volume bathroom exhaust fan was installed directly above the bar, sending smoke to the exterior of the house.
Ceramic tile was installed on the floor surrounding the bar, giving it a true bar atmosphere.
The basement had an existing double transom window that let in very little light. We removed the windows, cut the concrete block, installed a microlam header and installed “French-style” doors that allow natural light to accent the entire lower level.
We matched the base trim, casing, door style, drywall texture, and fireplace fascia, to the main level as well.
The use of recessed canister lighting was installed to accent the masterpiece created in this lower level.