Dark and Cozy Bar Project

October 10, 2019 by Jenny Rausch in Wherever Space
Dark and Cozy Bar Project

How do you properly describe a project that lived inside a craftsman’s head for the past 20 years? Now it lives outside for everyone to see. A bar designed and built by the dreamer.

This is not your typical basement bar. It’s nestled into the front porch, stealing its long length from a little more than half of the old screened in area. There are original glass French doors that lead directly to the formal dining room. Light comes from all sides, yet the mood is dark.

The beam ceiling was created from a dying white oak that stood in the front yard for 180 years, long before the historic home was built. Leaded glass gothic arches in the doors and backlit stained glass in the ceiling speak historically. Churches erected hundreds of years ago inspired the intricate details. The brass sconces are very old and the drop down TV is very new. The counter top, bent sheets of brass, crafted by the artist himself is continually polished to a bright shine. Even the bar stools took months to find and were then modified to perfectly fit the vision. The floor is marble, heated to stave off the cold from the crawl space below.

Thoughtfully designed by Owners Todd and Jenny.

Bar that was dreamt, designed and built by Todd Rausch. Want more? Read about this project here https://karrbick.com/the-dreamers-bar/. Or watch the full story of the remodel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDblM41viOY&t=60s

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