Battersea London Residence - Basement BuildContemporary Wine Cellar, London

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!

This is an example of a contemporary wine cellar in London with white floors. —  Houzz
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Jo Leevers added this to What to Consider When Planning a Basement Conversion1 October 2014

Keep on top of the workOne advantage of a basement conversion is that you can usually stay living in your home while building work is carried out. This makes life easier for a family. It also means you can keep an eye on how the project is progressing. Even if you’re not a building expert, you’re on hand to check things such as where lights or power points need to be – particularly important if you’re going for specialist lighting or storage. TELL US…Was this useful? Share your knowledge of basement conversions in the Comments below.

Jo Simmons added this to Creative Basement Conversions That Are Downright Stylish17 July 2014

Work in a wine cellarCellars were traditionally located below stairs, where temperatures are cool, but those dusty, cobwebby spaces are now being redesigned, with purpose-built wine cellars available as a luxe addition to a home. You can still put them in your basement, though!Check out 10 fabulous ways to store your wine

Jo Simmons added this to How Do I Budget For My Home Redesign?15 July 2014

Understand building costsMost of us find it difficult to guess how much major work on our homes might cost, but architects and designers have a good idea. ‘I would say from the outset you should allow £2,500 per square metre for remodelling,’ says Stephen Fletcher of Stephen Fletcher Architects. ‘That doesn’t include furnishings.’ He also advises that, if working on a complicated space, such as a basement that requires underpinning and tanking, the cost can be much higher. ‘That figure is a good place to start, though.’

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Jeanne Norrad added this to basement10 October 2021

lights along the steps ***************************

HU-360176893 added this to groundfloor23 May 2021

Show how glass balustrade connect to wood if stair. We would also have handrail

jcuggino added this to Cuggino- Wine cellar10 April 2021

not necessarily adjacent to the stairs but like this concept

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