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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 lower 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

This photo has 4 questions

November 4, 2012
Dennis Wilson wrote:
I am in the early stage of finishing my basement.This fireplace is very appealing.where might I get this type - No photos! Only inside walls strapped and insulated
October 18, 2012
slint1 wrote:
Beautiful fireplace! Want to add one in our basement. Is it electric?
September 16, 2012
lkallabat wrote:
What it he fireplace mantle made of?
July 29, 2012
zedrek1 wrote:
Do you work in New York? Approximately how much would labor and material cost ? - Do you work in New York? How much would labor and material cost for these three pieces?

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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to The Right Built-ins for Your Fireplace
What: In all of the above photos, the "what" has been objects that needed to be stored or displayed. But the "what" that this basement needed was style. The built-ins you create can actually set the tone for your room stylistically. Click on the photo to see the builder's caption describing how a beautiful architectural style was created in this basement that previously had no architectural interest. How and style: To create a style in this previously bland room, a heavy fireplace surround with lots of architectural interest was installed. The cabinetry was designed to look like hutches and then filled with display items.
The fireplace surround is limestone. Custom built-ins on either side provide space for media equipment, books and display items. The once-unfinished underground space now provides a comfortable haven for entertaining, wine tastings, meals, games and movie nights.

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light and dark combo
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January 17, 2015
layout (possible kitchen)
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January 16, 2015
Gray shelves
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January 10, 2015
Fireplace TV combo with built ins
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December 25, 2014
Our living room
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December 20, 2014
fireplace love it
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December 1, 2014
Contrast of hearth and cabinets with fireplace
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December 1, 2014
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November 25, 2014
Cabinets next to fireplace
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November 15, 2014
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November 8, 2014
beautiful fireplace but would want it in the corner with big screen tv to the left as in the great room upstairs
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November 3, 2014
contrasting woods.
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October 24, 2014
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September 14, 2014
light and dark colors
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September 9, 2014
Mantel and floor
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August 27, 2014
Love it
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August 20, 2014
simple, practical cabinets next to it
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August 19, 2014
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August 10, 2014
Built in
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August 6, 2014
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June 30, 2014
very nice, but focus on black and white combo
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June 27, 2014
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June 14, 2014
Gas fireplace with loads of character
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June 13, 2014
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June 8, 2014
Color of fireplace
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May 27, 2014
Tv over fireplace
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Fireplace edging
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May 17, 2014
Basement fireplace
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Shelf edges
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May 4, 2014
arch design?
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April 30, 2014
use old cabinets from kitchen to make shelves
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April 18, 2014
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April 15, 2014
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April 12, 2014
Architectural Style and combination of light and dark
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March 29, 2014
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March 18, 2014
Fireplace mantel
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March 8, 2014
wall fire place
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February 16, 2014
Family room
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February 16, 2014
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February 15, 2014
Fireplace- family room
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February 3, 2014
Our Living Room. Faux fireplace in ivory with black bookcases on either side.
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February 1, 2014
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January 29, 2014
Nice fireplace
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January 25, 2014
fireplace marble
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January 24, 2014
Nice contrast, but the dark back doesn't show the objects
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Fireplace mantel
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Family room built ins
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December 31, 2013
color too specific????
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December 30, 2013
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December 27, 2013
tv over fp
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December 21, 2013
Items on shelves
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December 16, 2013
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December 11, 2013
Fireplace surround
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December 3, 2013
Shelves LR
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December 2, 2013
TV in fireplace
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November 25, 2013
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November 24, 2013
Great bedroom fireplace
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November 18, 2013
Built ins
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November 17, 2013
Black & white paint contrast
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November 17, 2013
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November 17, 2013
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November 17, 2013
If we would put fireplace on end
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November 16, 2013
check out the mantel - terrace level office
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November 15, 2013
black and white
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November 15, 2013
Built ins
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November 14, 2013
like this fireplace
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November 10, 2013
Tv setup
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Einbauschrank anneiner Seite offen
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October 30, 2013
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October 29, 2013
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October 26, 2013
The fireplace is nice
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October 23, 2013
More ornate fireplace + tv and storage
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October 22, 2013
Fireplace mantle
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Black next to fireplace
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great room wall
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scale of shelves
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Living room contrast in color
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October 1, 2013
like the alcove cupboards and the fireplace
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September 28, 2013
black cabinets
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September 27, 2013
Like this for family room
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September 27, 2013
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Fireplace bedroom/greatroom
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September 24, 2013
Too ornate, but along the lines of what we're looking for
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September 22, 2013
nice setup for the bedroom
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September 22, 2013
love the two tone!!!!
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September 21, 2013
Fireplace with tv and flanking bookshelves.
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September 16, 2013
Color. Of built in
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Fireplace cabinets
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September 1, 2013
Tv above fireplace
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September 1, 2013
bookcase styling
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August 31, 2013
charcoal painted/stained? oak cabinets
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August 31, 2013
TV isn't predominant
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August 29, 2013
like for hearth room except art above fireplace
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August 27, 2013
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August 27, 2013
Shorten the existing arch to accomodate TV.
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Fireplace facia
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Fireplace design
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August 16, 2013
concept yes, but clean and modern
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August 15, 2013
living room fireplace
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August 12, 2013
love the wood work around the fireplace
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August 11, 2013
FOr our current family room
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August 8, 2013
Fireplace and shelves
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August 5, 2013
Stone fireplace
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August 5, 2013
pretty cool
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August 1, 2013
No books!
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July 29, 2013
light fireplace with dark built ins around it. Makes fireplace stand out
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July 28, 2013
granite floor
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July 28, 2013
gorgeous mantle
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July 21, 2013
Like the fireplace
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July 19, 2013
cabinets at fireplace
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lip or roll
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shelves with cupboards surrounding fireplace
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July 13, 2013
fireplace built ins
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July 9, 2013
I the fireplace for the family room.
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July 8, 2013
Built in fireplace
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July 5, 2013
The arched mantle would look good with the curves in our living room
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July 1, 2013
Like the shelving and fireplace surround
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July 1, 2013
black bookshelves?
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June 29, 2013
Love all of it
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shelf height
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June 23, 2013
Love the fireplace
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June 23, 2013
curved front
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fire place
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fireplace and shelves
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New construction done in an authentic period stye.
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June 2, 2013
Saved this photo to show black shelves with white walls
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May 31, 2013
Do we like darker shelves
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May 30, 2013
The treatment inside the mantle
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May 26, 2013
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May 24, 2013
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May 24, 2013
Mikey's pick
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May 23, 2013
my idea for front formal living room area
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May 21, 2013
Blk built ins w/ light walls
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Black cabinets
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Built ins
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the color
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concept for beer chips room
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