Basement Resort

If you’re the Cesingers, you could go on a lavish vacation to experience the amenities of a five-star hotel.

Or you could walk downstairs.

After relocating from California, the Cesingers didn’t feel at home in their stately Buckhead residence. There was a lack of comfort in the formality and predictability of a large, traditional house. After meeting Jenny Rothman, the Cesingers engaged HammerSmith to help them fall in love with their home and create an exotic basement retreat where each family member – whether fourteen years old or forty-one – could relax and be themselves.

For the kids, HammerSmith designed and built the ultimate crash pad. The room features custom mattresses that wrap around the built-in television, making it perfect for video gaming and movie nights. That – along with a pool table, air hockey, shuffle board, and pinball machine – keeps the kids at home and the parents happy. But the basement isn't just for the kids. 

For Mom and Dad, HammerSmith created a state-of-the-art exercise room where Steve hones his skills as an amateur cyclist, and Jana practices yoga. When they’ve finished their workouts, a dry riverbed of honed slate and river rock inset leads them to a sensual spa complete with sauna, steam room, double shower and massage room. After a soul-refreshing steam bath or massage, they can peruse their cellar for the perfect wine, catch a movie in their theater or stroll through their private art gallery. 

If you ask the Cesingers, a trip to the basement is better than a trip to a world-class resort. 




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