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Basement of the Week: Mediterranean Wine Cellar Style in Michigan

Blog by Brad Herman | March 7th, 2013

This homeowner wanted the walk down into her condominium's basement to take her far away — all the way to Europe. "The owner wanted to create a cozy Mediterranean wine cellar look," says Lisa Whelan of M.J. Whelan Construction. A series of elliptical archways separate the spaces, and warm neutrals, tiles that resemble tumbled stone and Venetian plaster wall treatments lend old-world style. Once a yucky concrete wasteland, the basement is now a favorite spot for cozying up and entertaining.