A modern basement remodel in a classic, 1920’s tudor. Crisp new carpet and a sleek black marble hearth highlight the main room, along with a custom mantle. What was a bar and empty vanity were remodeled to maximize storage space and create a new closet for overnight guests. The existing half bath was enlarged to make room for a showcase stack with a glass surround and floating vanity.
The dark and dated paneled dining room was demolished. The trim and ceiling were removed in order to replace with fresh drywall and new applied moldings matching the balance of the first floor. An 11-piece crown molding was installed to replicate the original ceiling moldings in adjacent rooms. Next to the fireplace, a large portion of the brick wall and chimney were removed to create a nook for a custom hidden bar cabinet. A high gloss lacquered finish was selected, along with Gatsby-esque embossed wallpaper. A four state search led to the selection of the 3-piece soapstone fireplace surround. It was cut from a single slab to allow the distinctive thunderbolt veining to run through from the top to the sides. Ratchet action door hinges were installed in the matching doors, allowing them to close flush to the drywall surround. The applied molding was carried over the doors. A window to the back yard was replaced with new French doors in order to allow access to the rear patio when entertaining.