Into The Woods: The Basement
August 11, 2022
When making plans for this basement, one thing was clear: this basement would be the most epic hang-out space ever.
From the bunk room, to the pool, to the 160-foot underground tunnel, this basement is anything but boring. We can't wait to show you around and share more details about the process of designing this space. Scroll through to see the photo tour and check out the full house on YouTube from our amazing friend Enes Yilmazer.
A Moody Theater Room
Okay, we must confess... designing a theater room isn't necessarily our favorite thing. We aren't fans of the typical leather reclining chairs you would see in these spaces. So we decided to source something totally unique and special for this theater.
We established early on that the palette for the basement should be masculine and moody. So we selected this deep green leather for the recliners and a gray houndstooth upholstery for the deep-set sectional to add a tailored menswear vibe.
Pool Party, Anyone?
Who doesn't dream of having an indoor pool?! We carried the moody palette of the basement into this space but wanted to keep the design minimal and functional. When the pool is not in use, the expanding glass doors seal the pool off from the rest of the basement to keep heat in and control the humidity.
I mean... It doesn't get much better than this.
Accompanying the pool is the pool bathroom. This communal bathroom incorporates the dark green color from the theater room into the shower slab. We are completely obsessed with the color and veining of this quartzite.
The Safe Room
You will find the safe room through a secret bookcase passageway in the theater room. Since this cabin is high in the Utah mountains, our clients wanted to create this space to securely store any hunting firearms. But just because it's a safe room doesn't mean it has to look like a safe room - Butterscotch leather, herringbone wallpaper, and rustic wood cabinetry give the space a rugged and masculine energy.
The Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom #3 is located down the hall from the theater room. We wanted this space to feel super cozy and tranquil. To do this, we coupled a neutral gray palette with lots of textural elements.
A Bunk Room For 10
You read that right. This cozy bunk room can comfortably sleep 10 people! Just imagine the epic sleepovers! For this bunk room, we wanted to avoid making the space feel too juvenile. Because adults deserve to indulge their inner child while on vacation too!
Reminiscent of the old mine shafts that used to run through this area, this 160-foot secret underground tunnel connects the main house to the detached guest house. The winters here in Utah can be brutal, so our clients wanted to create a way for guests to easily access the main house without trudging through the snow outside.
That completes this photo tour of the basement! Leave a comment below to let us know what your favorite part was!