Bright bar with beer on tap by LDa Architects

Entertainment area includes a climate-controlled wine cellar and laboratory-style test kitchen

Legend to plan: 1 bar, 2 wine cellar, area, design, diagram, floor plan, line, plan, product, product design, white
Legend to plan: 1 bar, 2 wine cellar, 3 storage, 4 entertainment area, 5 fitness room with shower and bathroom, 6 sauna, 7 changing room, 8 tasting bar, 9 kitchen, 10 home theatre, 11 mechanical plant, 12 conference room, 13 laundry, 14 bathroom, 15 crawl space. This kitchen was designed by LDA Architects.

Entertaining takes center stage in this home the remodeled basement now boasts a bar, wine cellar, home theater, fitness center and a test kitchen.

Architect Douglas Dick says one of the owners is attracted to vibrant colors and loves red for its sports car look, so this features as an accent throughout.

The bar top is cast glass with a smooth surface above a rough, textural base pigmented with glass resin. The top is mounted on stainless steel pedestal legs. Glass also features on the side of the bar, in mosaic tiles in varying tones of red and iridescent charcoal.

Sleek mosaic tiles in varying tones of red flooring, interior design, liquor store, room, wall, wine cellar, winery, wood, brown, red
Sleek mosaic tiles in varying tones of red and iridescent charcoal contrast warm bamboo wood paneling and a Pennsylvania stone wall in this project by interior designer David Nault.

These sleek, man-made materials are contrasted by warm bamboo wood paneling and a Pennsylvania stone wall.

"There is another contrast between the crisp nature of the cabinets in the adjoining kitchen and the curved, organic form of the bar," says the architect. This has a more sensuous look, which is in keeping with the sensual nature of the red."

Another key feature of the bar is the climate-controlled wine cellar the glass wall of the cellar appears to slice right through the bar, so one part is completely contained within the cellar.

Bright red accents enliven this entertaining area in floor, flooring, interior design, lobby, restaurant, room, table, brown, red
Bright red accents enliven this entertaining area in the basement of a large family home. The space includes a bar with beer on tap, a wine cellar, home theatre and kitchen. A tasting bar is mounted between two columns. Pendant lights pierce the glass shelving above the bar, illuminating the edges. The design is by LDA Architects.

The owner, who has a background in biomedical research, enjoys experimenting with molecular gastronomy. Consequently, the kitchen resembles a laboratory, complete with gas jets, bunsen burner, a compressed air valve, and liquid nitrogen for the instant freezing of food.

Credit list

Douglas Dick AIA, LDA Architecture & Interiors (Cambridge, MA)
Cabinet company
MVK Architectural Millwork Corp
Wall coverings
Teragren vertical grain caramelized bamboo
Interior designer
David Nault, Paul White, Weena & Spook
Bar in UltraGlas Squiggle Opaque
Cres Cor heat lamps; Tube 3 and Abbey pendants; LED lighting

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Photography by: Greg Premru Photography

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