From basement to Bella Casa

Basement remodel makes visitor forget that they're underground

A dramatic copper apron-front sink complements the natural Brazilian quartz counters, both of which are surrounded by other custom touches like a stucco ceiling, stone archway and iron details. A smaller bar sink is in the background.

The bar area is open to the kitchen on one side and a seating area on the other. The wine room can be seen beyond the kitchen. The whole space features custom leather seating, and flooring of hand-sculpted American hickory engineered wood in a bourbon finish.

Adjacent to the bar, this cozy seating area offers the glow of a fire and a peek outside through a circular window. Glass doors to the outdoor living space are adjacent.

Deep granite window wells are perfect for artful displays of pottery and plants, and offer stunning views of the outdoor living space just beyond.

Custom hair-on hide seating positioned just so makes this cigar room irresistible. Ceiling ventilation keeps it fresh. Built-in corner cabinetry (not visible here) includes a humidor. The iron scrollwork on the stairs in the background forms a pattern repeated elsewhere in the space.

Bring a beverage and a good story to this seating nook that makes visitors think they are in an Italian bistro and not a basement in Ohio.

Visitors to the wine room are surrounded by beautiful details like the arched brick ceiling and built-in storage for 450 bottles. The table and chairs, and everything else, are custom.

This lower-level kitchen designed with Tuscany in mind, features frameless cabinetry in an antique blackened finish, with a raised panel door and applied-molding detail. Natural Brazilian quartz counters enhance the space, as does the one-of-a-kind cooktop backsplash that features a photograph from Tuscany printed on travertine tile.

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