Homeowners in Ashburn, Virginia, wanted to create an extensive entertainment space in their unfinished basement. They contacted Justin Schopp of Moss Building & Design for the job, specifying an open floor plan that would incorporate a home theater, bar, and space for a pool table—all in inviting modern style.
“The owners wanted something special,” relates Schopp. “They requested a modern sensibility—unlike the rest of the house—so it would feel like an escape when they came downstairs.”
Moss Building & Design collaborated with Reston-based Synergy Design & Construction on the project. To create the desired aesthetic, Schopp and his team chose engineered maple floors and maple cabinets and wall panels throughout. The panels are trimmed with decorative aluminum strips, while other aluminum accents such as pendants and stair balusters unify the space. A water feature and gas fireplace add style and interest.
The home theater features acoustic carpeting, plush theater seating, and a 110-inch Elite Prime screen. The coffered ceiling conceals speakers and anchors the Sony projector. “Usually clients want the home theater in a separate room,” Schopp observes. “The open plan made it harder to get the acoustics right.” Around the corner, a bar boasts built-in cabinetry, honed-granite countertops, and a TV.
WiHome Integration installed the electronics, along with a Control4 automation system that operates everything from the projector, speakers, and receiver to the Blu-ray, Apple TV, and cable box. It also controls the lighting and climate in the space. A smart-phone app means that one touch of a button does it all.