I remember the first time I walked into this clients home, being escorted down by a medical doctor professing how challenging this project was going to be for me and how his family member was an architect and couldn’t come up with any ideas for the space. Thinking to myself, “I am sure its not that bad, I’ve always been able to design something right away, this won’t be any different.” Wow…he wasn’t joking. The basement was already finished but with a heavy 1980’s themed design and crazy outdated floor plan. There were some very challenging features to the basement too that made it hard to imagine. 45 degree angled exterior walls and jack posts right in the middle of the space. “How in the world am I going to get this one to work?” After about 2 hours of just looking at the space, and assuring the homeowner that I can figure this out, I finally got! The really large stoned arched ent
rance into the bar is actually hiding 2 huge posts that were difficulty #1. The angled exterior wall I will turn into a theatre wall with LED backlit theatre posters. The awkward space under the stairs hiding the electrical panel, I will turn into a Wine Cellar just next to the bar entrance with a side bar for wine tasting. The front of the bar in between the awkward 2 posts I will design a curved stone countertop to sit up at and enjoy the game. Design done and the homeowner couldn’t be happier. Hard part…executing this crazy design in such an awkward space. As you can see from the images, job well done. Turned out to be one of my all time favorite jobs. I would show a before picture but you honestly won’t believe its even the same home…actually why not show you how unbelievable this transformation was. The last photo is the before with the same angle as the previous photo. Thanks Wolfe Family for your faith in me and allowing us the opportunity to design and finish this project for you all.