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Finished Basement with Music Studio contemporary-basement

Finished Basement with Music Studio

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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open plan basement design
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May 10, 2014
Basement music/theatre/gym and guest bedroom
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March 26, 2014
Open arch.
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wall shade
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small hallway, open gym and media room
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December 16, 2013
Statement art on post
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October 30, 2013
Glass wall
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April 30, 2013
very good...
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Plexiglass keyboard enclosure
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pillars basement
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December 28, 2012
glass vocal booth
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October 24, 2012
Music room in basement; shaped pillars.
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September 12, 2012
Lighting will make or break the space. Excellently done here.
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Glass wall for gym?
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graded colours RR
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I like the columns
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Like the paint colors.
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Slanted walls?
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glass enclosed studio. idea for basement gym
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Columns light feeling
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Open feel, clean lines
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