Bridle Path – Toronto Basement Transformation

Our Challenge

This is a project that grew and grew. What began as a wall panelling project (a lot of it) on the main floor of this custom-built home on Toronto's exclusive Bridle Path quickly turned into: installing new oak treads on existing staircase, adding custom decorative transoms above bedroom doors on top floor, finishing inside of an elevator with custom millwork, installing mahogany panelling in basement, adding wet bar and building a custom 500 bottle wine cellar.

Project Date : FALL 2018 SPRING 2019


Morra Solution

The main floor panelling (some of it 20 ft high) was a painted finish. It was installed, thoroughly sanded and spray finished. Elevator’s millwork had to be carefully pieced together, installed on site and spray finished. Custom door transoms were added to tops of bedroom doors to make them look taller. new casing was added and then all trim and doors spray finished.

The basement was a beautiful project. Customer wanted an impressive space to entertain guests. To add some distinction to the room we decided to use Khaya mahogany for the panelling, finished and sprayed on site.  Customer then asked if we could continue the look with a matching mahogany wet bar, humidor and 500 bottle wine cellar. In the wine cellar we used stone on the walls and floor to create some an Old World charm. We hand made the wine cabinetry from unfinished Sapele mahogany. The glass doors across the front allowed the wine cellar to become the focal point of the entertainment room. Our customer wanted a unique look for the wet bar so we simplified the cabinet layout and incorporated the light coloured stone used in the wine cellar. Finally we added some lighting which really made the work pop.