This Luxury Basement Was Custom-Designed for Savoring Football, Beer and Wine
We're one week into college football season, and this week marks the first round of NFL games. Do you know where you'll be spending all of your Saturdays and Sundays for the next few month? I know if I had my choice, I'd probably be in this sweet basement family room designed by Leslie Lamarre.
What was once a dark basement with beat-up furniture is now a bright space comfortable for watching the game and having a beer with friends. The homeowners' request was for a space that both served as a spot to watch sports and movies that was a bit more sophisticated than your average sports bar or rec room.
Bay Area designer Leslie Lamarre created zones within the basement to accommodate different activities. The central area features a large sectional, coffee table and bar-height console table to create plenty of room for the gang and their food and beverages. A banquette and table in the foreground is perfect for family game night or homework time.
At the far end is an expansive bar area wrapped in beautiful onyx. The bar provides plenty of storage for the homeowners' beverage collection and kegerators and features a small flat-screen TV so you don't have to miss a single play of the game while you're up grabbing a beer.
Speaking of, there's also an expansive wine cellar that houses the homeowners' extensive collection of wine and features a small counter for tastings. The flooring is even made from salvaged wine barrel staves!