Not Your Typical Basement-Bathroom

Richly Detailed Suite of Basement Rooms in San Francisco, California’s Balboa Terrace Neighborhood
Our clients did not want this project to look like a basement. Four rooms, a hallway and a stair were to be created out of the unused half of their garage. Generous use of glass block brought in warm diffuse light from the south and west. Existing wood posts were covered by fluted Doric columns and built-up wood pilasters. Traditional wood castings and moldings of poplar were custom milled to match the castings on the upper floor. Stone tile and carved stonework were used extensively. Both bedrooms feature custom bookcases with gently arched tops. Lighting includes recessed down lights and wall sconces. Details for the project were inspired by elements that the clients had admired in San Francisco’s City Hall, Lone Mountain College and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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chaithra411chaithra411 wrote:8 November 2013
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    Mark Brand Architecture
    9 years ago
    It was just formed with framing and plywood, then covered with drywall and paint. The brackets are from San Francisco Victoriana.
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    Wild Goose Carvings
    9 years ago
    Wild Goose Carvings sell ceiling brackets, hand carved from pine wood, online. They deliver across the world. See their range of soffit corbels at

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