The mirrored wall in this workout room makes the space look larger and allows you to make sure your form is correct as you exercise. French doors let in natural light and allow a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Just across the wall from the living area is the home gym. Separated from the rest of the space by a glass wall, the gym contains a television, built-in shelving for storage, work out machines and a sparring pad. The two-way fireplace pushes heat into this space, allowing the homeowner to get the most out of his workout. The glass wall that separates the spaces allows the gym to be visually connected to the rest of the basement, while remaining physically separated.
Upholstered walls, a large custom area rug and new media seating adorn this space. A section of this newly renovated space is separated with a slanted glass wall that separates the media room from the workout room and also aids in acoustics in both spaces.
The exercise room also includes a digital incline trainer treadmill for a good cardio workout, with a screen for surfing the web, watching TV, or working out anywhere in the world (like running on the beach in Malibu).
Double doors painted a bold orange compliment the orange tones of the basketball court art and the adjacent carpet in the workout room. The orange accents add a bright pop against the neutral walls and natural light from the uncovered windows. A glass half wall creates a railing for the upstairs living room while leaving it open to the court for a connected entertainment experience.
From the upper terrace, a quaint limestone path and steps slips beneath the canopy of large existing trees to an urban shade garden featuring magnificent globe boxwood clusters, Oakleaf hydrangeas, perennials, and groundcover. The path leads past a bubbler fountain centered on the window of the workout room.
This simple basement design is perfect for a home gym. The concrete walls are softened by an accent wall of orange and white painted diagonal stripes. Rubber floor matts soften the floor for working out, and letters painted on the wall allow for an easy way to keep track of workout sessions.
In the second story of the gym's space, the bright, geometric design covers the walls on all sides of the room. Mirrors in the front of the space reflect the color, making the space feel bright and exciting.