If you look up the word “basement” in the dictionary you might find a definition like the following: “the floor of a building partly or entirely below ground level”. This does not even begin to describe what the basement of the EC villa was transformed into over the last couple of months.
Abel, our dedicated Dane and professional yacht designer, and his wonderful team started working on this project last year and finally celebrated the conclusion of the main work with a glass of well-deserved champagne.
You have already seen the new, cosy bedrooms finished last July and the kick-off phase of the basement’s main room last November here on the blog. The project picked up pace when they tried to put every piece of wood and the last screws into place this January to be ready for the book retreat in February. Whenever you ventured into the basement you would be greeted by a joyfully working team, be it early in the morning or late at night. They really put their hearts’ blood into this project.
To round off the renovation of the basement, Beate, Leonie, Britta from Denmark and more helpers renovated the basement’s restroom with great diligence – and beautifully painted flowers on the walls!
After weeks of sawdust and woodchips the EC was rewarded with a space looking like in a 5 star hotel or from an architectural magazine. Oak from our own forest gives the room a warm and welcoming feeling and is a common line, recognisable in all the rooms and the public space. A lot of white plywood creates the space and clarity of our usual style and antic incandescent light bulbs from the attic of the EC round it all of and give our new living room its magic touch.
Shortly after his arrival, Lama Ole took a look at all the hard work’s result and shared news from around the world over a coffee with all the friends present.
We are looking forward to having a tea or coffee with you in our new favourite coffee place soon!