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M.J. Whelan Construction mediterranean-basement

M.J. Whelan Construction

Finished Basement - This condominium basement was designed
to create a distinct architectural look for a space that previously
had none. Elliptical archways and specialty moldings were installed
to create the look of a Mediterranean style wine cellar. A full kitchen
with Corian countertops, a fireplace and built-ins will make this l
ower level a great gathering place for friends and family. The
fireplace surround was custom built for this space and is solid
limestone. Two unattractive existing egress windows were
disguised and concealed by custom woodwork and stained glass.
They were designed and built in a way that gives them the
appearance of double hutches. Gotta love that! The completed
design compliments our client’s tastes and the homes
architectural style. Basement remodeling, Milford, Michigan

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April 16, 2014
jbs916 wrote:
where are the pendant lights from?
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The larger I e bottle pendant over the dining table was from Pottery Barn. The smaller pendants over the island were purchased from Ray Lighting. I do not have the brand. Thanks for asking
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September 13, 2013
lbeighley wrote:
Where are the bar stools from?
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Cindy Sherman @ Sherman KBD
I know the dining chairs were carried at Arthaus {Denver,CO} because my friend bought the exact ones but her bar stools are the same finish. Maybe they come in a black finish too?
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Our client bought the barstools after we renovated her basement. I will try to contact her to find out. Thanks for asking!
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February 26, 2013
mpassuncao wrote:
Like the bar stools. Where can I find them?
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June 19, 2012
donniehumph wrote:
what color is the walls
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There were two ugly egress windows in the basement, so the team came up with a unique solution, which you can see on the wall on the left. "We created custom woodwork around them to make them look like double hutches and added stained glass windows, which the client custom designed herself," says Whelan. The natural light from the egress windows is enhanced by lights installed behind them.

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December 7, 2014
open space
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opening above bar
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Arch with lights
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kitchen idea
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Basement kitchen
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Room for Family to eat & tqlj
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August 11, 2014
pass thru - pass thru and arch walkway to right of bar area; if expand - idea
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second picture.open
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July 30, 2014
That's awesome! Like a Greek tavern
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tile floor in basement-nice look-use area rugs
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June 29, 2014
cupboards' wood looks like our furniture
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June 28, 2014
Like this.
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Hou van die bottel chandelier...french table...yster rakkie
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arch between two pillars for a bar.
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arches and bar
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Table in base
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wine tasting in basemsnt
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love the Tuscan flavor
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Wine chandelier
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dining room
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Bar area
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Like this set up
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love the colors and overall design
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November 25, 2013
Basement Finished (Mediterranean Style). Also, notice the left wall ...Those are 2 basement windows they did custom woodwork around to make it look like a hutch and added stained glass and lights too... Brilliant !!
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November 24, 2013
Ingenious idea for egress windows. See "hutch" on the left.
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Bar area
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basement finished
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Love the egress window
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Pretend cabinet to cover the egress window
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Great room to have for all
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3 archways from family room but not the bar.
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tile wall shape and rug
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Arched openings, neutral colored walls, large floor tiles, and furniture that looks like it's been weathered by the sun make this Michigan wine cellar look like it belongs in the Mediterranean.
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basmnt arches / kitchen
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Basement wine cellar theme
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Basement kitchen/bar
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liking the idea of separation. n the arches really soften it.
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July 22, 2013
same one as before
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Arch over bar
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like the arch in front of the bar
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Like the lamp
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i love the green chandeliar and the carpetin of this room
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Arch way and wet bar
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italian wine celler/bar
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Rustic look
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Chandelier above pool table?
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venetian basement
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basement - fake hutch created with millwork and stained glass
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There were two ugly egress windows in the basement, so the team came up with a unique solution, which you can see on the wall on the left. "We created custom woodwork around them to make them look like double hutches and added stained glass windows, which the client custom designed herself," says Whelan. The natural light from the egress windows is enhanced by lights installed behind them.
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basement walls wine bottle chandelier
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Love he barstools
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egress windows covered w/ hutch and lighting behind stained glass
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Light Fixture
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Idea for Egress windows in basement
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egress window to look like a hutch.
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Basement idea.
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The whole look. Just flipped from previous picture
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woods basement
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finished basement?
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Even though this is in the basement, it could be an idea for a great eating area off of the kitchen too
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kitchen/breakfast bar
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March 7, 2013
Love this..
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March 7, 2013
wine chandy
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March 7, 2013
The egress window. Ingenious! But can it be opened for an escape?
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March 2, 2013
like the idea of the windows and like the wine bottle light
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Bar area
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window looks like hutch
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Elliptical archways
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February 28, 2013
like the idea of archway bar where the poles are
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February 28, 2013
There were two ugly egress windows in the basement, so the team came up with a unique solution, which you can see on the wall on the left. "We created custom woodwork around them to make them look like double hutches and added stained glass windows, which the client custom designed herself," says Whelan. The natural light from the egress windows is enhanced by lights installed behind them.
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February 28, 2013
fur down idea
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February 28, 2013
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finished basement space
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February 27, 2013
interesting egress window treatment in bsmt
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February 27, 2013
great idea for basement windows
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wine cellar/basement
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There were two ugly egress windows in the basement, so the team came up with a unique solution, which you can see on the wall on the left. "We created custom woodwork around them to make them look like double hutches and added stained glass windows, which the client custom designed herself," says Whelan. The natural light from the egress windows is enhanced by lights installed behind them.
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February 27, 2013
Long view of eating area. Mediterranean look
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February 27, 2013
basement egress window ideas
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baie mooi vir 'n basement
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Another view of seating area with arch
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Cocina 2
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love the wine cellar/rustic/italian look
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light made from wine bottles
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arched openings
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basement bar/kitchen
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February 26, 2013
Windows at left ugly...solution...surround with woodwork, add stained glass to look like a hutch and light from behind.
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Wine cellar style
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February 25, 2013
An ideal space for wine tasting...yum!!!
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cool light
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arch on plain wall?
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February 25, 2013
Dark builtin window w/stained glass hides egress window!
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basement living area Tuscan
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February 24, 2013
Only part I like is the built in Hutch around the egress windows. The natural light from the egress windows are enhanceed by lights installed behind them.
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The wine light
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February 24, 2013
basement is done
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cupboards with glass
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arch with stools
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Finished basement....love it!
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window area
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February 24, 2013
Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan (4 / 7) There were two ugly egress windows in the basement, so the team came up with a unique solution, which you can see on the wall on the left. "We created custom woodwork around them to make them look like double hutches and added stained glass windows, which the client custom designed herself," says Whelan. The natural light from the egress windows is enhanced by lights installed behind them.
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February 24, 2013
Great creation of a themed space that is inviting. The "hutch" window is awesome!
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February 24, 2013
The window made to look like a cabinet
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February 24, 2013
Frame Round windows to look like a hutch and install lights behind stained glass.
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February 24, 2013
Different view
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February 24, 2013
like the arches
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Coffered ceiling, rounded entrance to bar
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February 24, 2013
this solution to the ugly window problem is amazing. I wonder how much it would cost to implement in my living room. I also really like the faux painted walls.
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February 24, 2013
the hutch is an egress window with stained glass, and wood built around!
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Baker's Racks
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February 24, 2013
Just add windows and it would b a beautiful house!
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Refinished basement
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chandelier and wood trim disguising and egress window
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openness for a basement
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Wine cellar. woo hoo
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panel on left wall is actually an egress window, panel was made over it and lighting installed behind it also.
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February 24, 2013
dining room 3
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February 24, 2013
This is a design to work around the egress windon
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February 24, 2013
Another view.
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Overall old world charm, colors, texture.
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love the treatment on the window to the left
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basement meditteranean room
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