In addition to a wine cellar, this luxury home comes with its own lounge and wet bar. In turn, the owners can easily host intimate gatherings with close friends and large-scale parties without ever leaving their property.
Upstairs Foyer: Historic Prairie House in Riverside, Ill.
Gorgeous, craftsman-style skylights bring in warm, natural light to the upstairs foyer. A wall of low, built-in bookshelves store personal treasures, books and art as you make your way to the second floor living area.
The chandelier works overtime on the second floor by brightening the space and drawing attention to the ceiling. As they ascend the stairs, guests will have a hard time taking their eyes off of the feature.
Through the port cache, the owners can access a passageway that leads into the main house. Two terra cotta planters stand on either side of the arch, with a floor mat in between them to welcome visitors.
In the foyer, designers wanted to make a bold statement with the space's design, so they brought in crisp, white flowers to contrast with the dark wall tile. The wall tile gives the space a three dimensional effect and relief with lighting. Finally, a custom designed, modern console table was crafted out of dark and white woods to help seamlessly transition the design from white to dark.
This family room is well stocked with a bar, wine refrigerator, ice maker and mini refrigerator. It also has tons of storage with a wine rack and two storage cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling.
This dramatic hallway space is all about dimension. From the recessed ceiling and drop-down light fixture to the built-in display cabinet to the three dimensional mirror, walking through this hallway is an immersive experience.
An antique tapestry and funky chandelier set the tone for the home's third floor, creating an easy-going and eclectic atmosphere. As they head down the hall, guests will find a cozy reading corner and two bedrooms.
Charcoal Wallpaper, Metallic Accents Meet in Foyer
This chic entry is also fully functional thanks to a console table for storing keys, mail and other essentials. Gold-trimmed containers complement the mirror above, while Daikon Stilk sconces in onyx offer an unexpected yet luxe touch.
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”