Creating a Multi-Purpose Entertaining Space
The space had to be flexible to meet the needs of the family. In addition to hosting basketball games, the space needed to transform into an intimate ballroom.
Our team specifically engineered electrical grids throughout the space that would quickly accommodate both chandeliers and creative lighting for any given event.
Adjacent to the gym, we worked with Berghoff Design Group and a specialized team to create a skateboard park that was safe for children today, but also would be fun and challenging as the kids become teenagers.
For this historic 1929 home in Arcadia, we had already gutted and rebuilt the kitchen and renovated a couture laundry room. Pleased with our work, the homeowners asked us to restructure an existing outbuilding into a video game arcade. But the fun was just beginning.
Our team worked with the homeowner/designer to build a space that would appear as a vintage basketball gym built within a "repurposed barn." We did this by using 200 year old bricks for the outer walls of the gym and reclaimed wood from a whisky distillery in Kentucky to recreate a vintage style barn door.
Today the space looks as if it were built back in 1929.
Berghoff Design Group created intimate gardens to weave together each structure on the property.
In addition to constructing the building, our team built these Mahogany picnic tables from the homeowner’s design concept.
Most basketball courts have flat vaulted ceilings for easy game play. You can see this at high school basketball gyms and professional basketball arenas. However, the client wanted the roof to be an open gable to match the historic architecture of the home.
As a compromise of form and function, we designed custom scissor trusses and custom AC ductwork. The ceiling is now vaulted, but has the sloped roof to match the home. We designed garage doors that retracted along the underside of the ceiling providing a compacted and clean look.
The park was designed and built by veteran skateboarders. The park was built to accommodate the young children of the household today, yet still be fun and challenging as the children grow and get more skilled.
We made this door and then inset it into the brick wall to give the impression that this was the original barn entry.