To introduce a distinct sense of place in this home within a home, the focal fireplace was given a much-needed facelift. The dated brick fireplace was reclad with black stone tile, a black granite hearth and a mahogany mantel.
Built-in shelving provides a finishing touch that defines this refined living area.
Thoughtful space planning makes better sense of the convoluted plan and maximizes square footage. A hall now guides guests to the ample bed and bath areas.
Continuing the use of mahogany in the basement area creates cohesiveness between the different levels of the home. In addition to incorporating the wood for the mantel, cabinetry, doors and windows, an original glass wall was preserved by framing it with the signature mahogany.
The kitchen area continues the simple, modern design by complementing the rich wood tones with black porcelain tile flooring and black granite countertops. A denim-colored tile from Encore Ceramics is set in a 2/3 bond and provides an inspired accent.
Whether space for family visits or an apartment for rent, this project proves you can live in style in the basement.