Sylvan Basement

Location: Portland, Oregon

This project involved the renovation of a 1,360 square foot basement in a 1950’s daylight ranch home. The completed basement houses a kitchen, living room, laundry and utility room, bathroom, and two bedrooms.

The existing brick fireplace in the living room was clad with black stone tile from floor to ceiling and complimented with a black granite hearth. Black steel plate surrounds the new wood stove. Custom sapele cabinets flank each side of the fireplace and provide storage for games, books, and media. The cabinetry also conceals sapele pocket doors that lead to the bedrooms beyond.

Materials include sapele flush-inset cabinets, sapele windows, doors, and trim, black granite countertops, glass, porcelain and ceramic tile, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.