Urban Cape
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Battersea London Residence - Basement Build contemporary basement
 

Battersea London Residence - Basement Build

Urban Cape was commissioned by our client to assist with the build of a new basement in their existing home in Battersea.

The brief was to create and design the joinery for a bespoke bar, media unit and wine unit, along with the lighting design and selection of the finishes for the basement and powder room.

The client wanted the interior to exude an aesthetic of drama and sophistication. Being a quite large cavernous area, it was important to incorporate a design that would help to create a sense of warmth and balance the space. The room was planned with a multi-purpose function in mind. Being used for both a children’s play area and alluring entertaining area, the design needed to be versatile and hard wearing whilst still offering a bit of glamour.

Leather was selected for durability, elegance, versatility and timeless aesthetic. Should the client wish to change the style or the furniture in the future, the joinery will continue to blend luxuriously into a contemporary environment or considerably enhance the classic appeal of a residence that is more traditional.

A palate of warm walnut timbers, rich chocolate brown and warm grey shades were chosen. Exquisite dark chocolate leather doors were hand crafted in South Africa for the Bar and Media units. Teaming a large shiny croc print with soft plain leather, walnut veneer and a dark Emperador marble from Spain, the units offer the luxury of a natural product whilst bringing about an absolutely stunning and inimitable look to be enjoyed for years to come!
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jerredjones wrote:
Design plans - Do you have design plans for this with all materials used to build this?
   Comment   November 7, 2013
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No sorry, it is walnut veneer though. It was a last minute add-on to the project, so we only had hand drawn sketches which we no longer have.
November 18, 2013 at 4:47am   
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great use of a small space- what equipment was used to condition the "wine closet"
January 31, 2014 at 3:40am   
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sanctuaryhome wrote:
Wine box detail? - What are the dimensions of the x-boxes and is this walnut, solid or veneer? Thank you!
   Comment   September 13, 2013
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Aprox 60 x 60cm. Walnut veneer
November 18, 2013 at 4:49am      Thanked by sanctuaryhome
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S&D Boutique wrote:
Handrail material? - What type of material and supplier would have this type of handrail and hardware?
   Comment   October 5, 2012
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It is made from perspex
December 6, 2012 at 6:10am   
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srkincaid wrote:
What kind of flooring is this?
   Comment   August 5, 2012
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Wide plank Black Walnut. We just made one very similar for our client in NC.
August 6, 2012 at 11:04am     
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sefjstringer wrote:
I like the lighting on the stairs, what type of material is used on the stairs so that the light is able to sh
   Comment   July 22, 2012
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stairs are walnut - solid, with small stairlights on each second step
December 6, 2012 at 6:11am   
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imperialdesignsww wrote:
What was used for the flooring insid the cellar and what kind of wood is the shelving?
   Comment   March 12, 2012
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cellar flooring is limestone, shelfs are walnbut veneer
December 6, 2012 at 6:12am   
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TLD Build wrote:
What company makes the ceiling mounted cooling unit? - What company makes the ceiling mounted cooling unit?
   Comment   February 9, 2014
tclark63 wrote:
Seal on glass doors - Can you please tell me how you sealed the glass doors to make the wine room air tight and enery efficient?
   Comment   April 24, 2013
ebuffone wrote:
Dimensions - What is the dimension of wine cellartel:514 978 2380
   Comment   October 13, 2012
slmarallo wrote:
What are the dimensions of the room?
   Comment   August 22, 2012
skiwert wrote:
did the glass doors for the wine room seal to keep room cold? - i am looking to do something very similar to this wine room, but was told that the doors wouldnt seal and keep the cold air in. any additional info would be greatly appreciated. thanks
   Comment   June 30, 2012
judgesmall wrote:
floor detail outside the cellar please
   Comment   March 20, 2012

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Vanessa Brunner added this to 5 Basement Renovations Designed for Fun
A temperature-controlled wine room sits in the back corner near the basement stairs — a perfect position for grabbing an extra bottle during a party.
9. Vino vault. Wine lovers can make their dreams come true with their own wine cellar just down the stairs. Stock up on what your palette desires and have your favorite bottle right at your fingertips.
1. Determine the location. Location is your most important consideration. You're going to want to find a corner of your home that has no direct sunlight — basements are perfect. Choosing a location for your wine collection involves understanding the fundamentals of building a wine cellar. If a wine cellar is built properly, it will do a few tasks consistently and efficiently. • Your cellar should maintain a temperature of about 55 degrees Farenheit. As long as you stay within 3 to 4 degrees of that, your wine will be fine. Any warmer and your wine will age faster; any cooler and your wine will age slower. (I wish I aged like that; I live in Canada.)• Your cellar must control humidity — the ideal level is 57 percent. Humidity levels above 70 percent can actually cause mold to grow in the cork, and your wine can be ruined. On the other hand, a humidity level below 50 percent can cause a cork to dry out, spoiling the wine.Everything about building a wine cellar is about how efficiently it controls temperature and humidity. If it does that well, your maintenance costs will be far lower.• You'll also need a space suitable for the size of cellar you need. You may be surprised that a wine cellar can take up less room than you thought. Collections with 200 to 250 bottles can be housed in as little as 30 square feet. But don't forget that you'll need to have an adjacent room (also known as the exhaust room) that's larger than your cellar space. I’ll explain this later.

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