Studio Santalla, Inc
Architects & Designers
Music Studio; Home Theater contemporary-family-room

Music Studio; Home Theater

In this home, Georgetown architect Ernesto Santalla transformed a cavernous basement into a private paradise. Santalla went beyond merely renovating the dark, unfinished space; he developed a distinctive blueprint for how the new space would be used. He abandoned the multiple, framed-room approach usually used to carve up large basements and instead separated rooms with different color carpets and walls in shades of cream, beige and taupe; the patterned paint in reference to the paintings of famed Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.

Santalla used curves and angles to give the basement’s many areas distinctive character, while offering seamless movement from room to room. For instance, a curved wall serves as the backdrop for a large screen in the media area. This semicircle wall creates a hall behind it that provides passage for those walking from the music area to the fitness room without disturbing those enjoying a movie on the other side. The walls are adorned with original photographs from Santalla himself.

Mirrored walls set the scene for a home gym equipped with treadmill, cycle, weight lifting machine, and plenty of room for Pilates.

A black piano graces the wall in a foyer-like space around the corner from a narrow bar that is great for entertaining. There is a glass enclosed recording studio for the homeowner, a professional musician who plays guitar, piano and drums. The glass, floor-to-ceiling soundproof walls allow Jan to ignore or participate in activity taking place outside of the room.

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spollard65 added this to spollard65's Ideas
November 9, 2014
Glass walls
Inflate Botswana added this to Keyman Sound Academy
October 24, 2014
potential showroom feel
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September 13, 2014
Nice combination!
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August 8, 2014
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June 4, 2014
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February 23, 2014
Guitar stand
reubenwalker added this to Music studios
January 3, 2014
I like how this interior feels. It's creamy and luxurious. There's no doubt that I'm in an inside space. The colour and lighting. It feel comfortable and relaxed just looking at it.
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January 2, 2014
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December 19, 2013
glass to separate studio
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November 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
Mirror to make the room look bigger?
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September 22, 2013
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July 19, 2013
Funny, I thought of a round sofa from Room & Board with a round ottoman.
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July 11, 2013
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July 8, 2013
Love the arrangement
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June 8, 2013
hallway behind media wall.
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February 10, 2013
Mirror in front of piano
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January 29, 2013
alt. view of nice paint job. includes a lounge
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January 12, 2013
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January 6, 2013
Music Room
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December 21, 2012
Good colors
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November 11, 2012
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October 17, 2012
Music Area
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September 17, 2012
Ruang musik
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September 7, 2012
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August 7, 2012
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July 28, 2012
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July 26, 2012
Mod House Glass Partition
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July 22, 2012
pillows on colored couch
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June 29, 2012
bright and neat
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May 10, 2012
purple and tan walls
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May 5, 2012
music - entertainment
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April 17, 2012
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April 6, 2012
Love the setup
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