Photos by Phillip Ennis
With its cool, casual, and refined ambience, the recreation room is the place for entertaining guests—or oneself, for that matter. Even four-legged friends will find their niche in the room, which has a cozy sitting area around the rustic stone fireplace. A magnificent pool table with fluted, hand-carved legs and a beveled body sits across from an impressive, wall-mounted 60-inch Plasma TV, perfect for watching “the big game” or a fun movie. And if guests are not satisfied with what’s playing on the big screen, they can watch a different selection while enjoying a drink at the custom-built Arts-and-Crafts-style bar. Complete with crown molding and flat-panel drawers and doors, the bar hides a refrigerator and icemaker under its thick mahogany counter and features a sink crowned by mirror-backed glass shelving.
FROM ADORABLE ABODES: Custom-built dog abode FROM BEDFORD STONE AND MASONRY SUPPLY CORP: Chimney FROM BEST DRESSED HOMES, LTD: Drapery panels with cinch pleat by Hartmann & Forbes; Black wrought-iron hardware by the Ona Drapery Company FROM BLATT BILLIARDS: Custom-built, antique mahogany pool table; Custom-made light fixture; Bar stools with leather seats FROM CENTRAL PLUMBING SPECIALTIES: Bar sink hardware by Cifial FROM COUNTRY WILLOW: Custom-built love seat and matching leather chair by Lee Industries; Mennonite reclaimed wood hutch; Mennonite cobbler’s bench coffee table; Hand-knotted New Zealand wool rug by Capel; Hand-painted oil paintings in handmade wooden frames FROM FRAMINGS: Antique dog print in an American Biedermier frame FROM MARBLE AMERICA: Absolute marble bar sink FROM MURPHY BROTHERS CONTRACTING: Mahogany bar with mirror backs and glass shelving FROM VALUE ELECTRONICS: Pioneer Elite 60-inch Plasma TV; Toshiba 32-inch LCD TV.