#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 19th, 2013 14:53
#2 By: bwest, August 19th, 2013 15:05
"This looks great, but can we make the floor look more like meat?"
#3 By: Mark Dow, August 19th, 2013 15:06
Pre-skewered marshmallows by the fire! It's a good thing.
#4 By: Jeff, August 19th, 2013 15:07
We recently looked at a house with a room such as this. Except entirely wood paneling and mirrors behind the wet bar. The bath was entirely mirrored and astonishing. As my wife said "This room has heard a lot of Sly and the Family Stone" Bamboo curtains. Exposed brick. It was majestic.
If the main beam of the house hadn't been settling (the slope in the kitchen floor was slightly more than most handicapped ramps allow) I might have been able to talk her into going for it.
#5 By: John Fleming, August 19th, 2013 15:39
Mmm. I want to scarf some deviled eggs and jellied salad in here, while watching "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" on the TV behind the bar.
#6 By: Joe Castleman, August 19th, 2013 15:41
#7 By: strugglngwriter, August 19th, 2013 15:42
This is magnificent. I love everything about it.
#8 By: bryan, August 19th, 2013 15:42
I believe I'm having a reaction to the upholstery... please direct me to the poop table!
#9 By: Shannon Ferguson, August 19th, 2013 15:44
I love the tango chart above the hifi. Unfortunately, while rec rooms seem to be the norm here in Canada, our cousins to the south are not always so blessed. Where else did you play the endless games of D&D and make-out, I mean, watch a movie with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
#10 By: William Marble, August 19th, 2013 15:45
Sweet, merciful crap! I'm having a flashback to our finished basement. We had vinyl tiles that looked the black and white section of the floor shown in the photo, and we had the 1/8" fake wood paneling along with a white shag carpet remainder and a crimson red sofa. A decent effort (thanks, Dad), but now I see that it could have been so much more.
#11 By: Jeff, August 19th, 2013 16:24
The drive-in. I mean, not the D&D, but you can play that in the kitchen or the den.
#12 By: Cary Roys, August 19th, 2013 17:21
#13 By: Tim Quinn, August 19th, 2013 18:29
Here in SoCal, no basements, we did the screened-in back porch. Not everyone, of course, just the more wealthy amongst our little corner of paradise. One's leadership qualities were revealed through what your screened porch contained. The winner had a pool table, a tiki themed bar made from actual bamboo and grass mats, and just beyond the screen, a full size shuttle-board! Lord, those were good times! The shuttle board is the ideal sports facility for the real estate challenged. Just six feet wide and 40 long. It still spoke of the rare reaches of upper-class living to this sheltered boy.
#14 By: dr_bombay, August 19th, 2013 19:50
this is glorious. i'll take two.
#15 By: Halloween Jack, August 19th, 2013 22:11
I'm convinced that the basement bar/den was created solely for having a pocket pub that your parents and their close friends could hang out in without worrying about a babysitter.
#16 By: Juan Rudametkin, August 19th, 2013 22:30
On the wall, one of those clocks that say
No drinking until 5 o'clock
but every number on the dial is 5.
Ok, here's one:
#17 By: William Gordon, August 20th, 2013 00:56
Ur-room? Have you been hanging out in Austria?
#18 By: Tim Quinn, August 20th, 2013 01:41
This supports my idea that mid-century-modern emerged from the forehead of Sunset Magazine fully formed. No one really lived like that. It was set decoration for duck and cover drills.
#19 By: Juan Rudametkin, August 20th, 2013 02:05
But just look at the marbling on that floor, this room is probably corn-fed and should be graded as USDA Prime.
#20 By: Me D, August 20th, 2013 11:11
I'da grabbed it. A couple of I beams in the right places and no problems.
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