The Ultimate Sports Room

I was doing a staging consultation on a lovely home this week.  All was as expected, until I entered the basement.

There, before my startled eyes was the most thorough tribute to any football team I had ever seen.  Now I’m not a big sports fan, but I felt the energy in this space as if I had 50 yard tickets for the big game.  I felt the wind in my hair, the sound of the crowd, the smell of spilled beer (wait, that part  might have been real).  Game on!

50 yard line

As I entered the room, I was greeted with a humongous big screen tv and a purple (yet a manly purple) bar with glass block that lit up at the flip of a switch.  The faux mountains behind the bar also had a switch to add a blue glow coming from behind them.

bar

In true manly fashion, there were four (that’s 4) loungers set up side-by-side for optimal viewing.

chairs

Now have you noticed the ceiling yet (or are you still overwhelmed by it all?)  It’s always good weather for a game in here!

ceiling

Now sports fans…just when you thought it couldn’t get any more spectacular, check out the full bath (from door behind the bar).

bath

But wait….there’s more through the far door in the bathroom…

workout

I know…amazing.  But what do they do during half time?  Play pool….what else!?!

pool

I don’t think it matters whether you’re a Vikings fan or not…you’ve got to appreciate the energy in this room.  And since the basement is typically the last room viewed on a home tour, there’s a good chance any sports-loving guy is going to give a thumbs up for this house!

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  • http://www.design-ties.blogspot.com DesignTies

    That is definitely the ultimate sports room!! I’m not a football fan, but that looks like a fun space to hang out in :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  • http://planetmfiles.com Gayle

    That is funny! Yes, I could see most men loving this area of the house!

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  • http://designingyourdreamhome.blogspot.com/ Susan Lang

    Someone is definitely passionate about the Vikings! You have to respect their passion. And don’t you think a beer commercial should be shot here!

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  • http://studiomdesigns.blogspot.com Misti of Studio M Designs

    My boys and husband would love the carpet! I did similar things in our old house for my son’s room. I painted a blimp way at the top of the 14 ft ceiling, painted the scoreboard, and painted a concession stand menu over the closet door! It was a fun room, loaded with fake “people”, and the cushions goal posts too! Thanks for sharing this, I may have to hide this one away from the boys…
    ~Misti

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  • http://www.homebodyholly.com Holly

    Now that’s a man cave!

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  • http://www.distractmewithshinythings.com Christine

    I love it! It’ll be hard to resell it to a non-Viking fan though! LOL! Someone put a lot of time, effort, and love into that!

    Happy Friday!

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  • http://www.AliceTChan.com Alice T. Chan

    That’s amazing! They obviously put a lot of thought and work into that…wish we had basements in California! =)

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  • http://lifesignatures.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/help-in-the-bedroom/ Puna

    Oh my goodness. My husband would buy this house in an instant. Just curious, how did you stage it? Did you suggest they repaint the viking and put up a big tiger instead?

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  • http://www.yourhomeonlybetter.com Susan

    Thanks for your enthusiasm for this room. I just love the energy, even though I’m not a sports fan.

    Puna – I told them just to clean it up and leave it as is. If was done poorly, I would have recommended a repaint, but it’s just amazing.

    Note: we’re in CT, so most folks don’t have strong feelings about the Vikins one way or another. Who would be their arch rival? Anyone know?

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  • Reish

    Nice floor where u get the carpet!

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  • Ayden

    Yeap, it gets the thumbs up from me. The Vikings would need to go though!

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