Summer is for swimming, gardening, and marshmallow roasting—but unpredictable rain can ruin even the best-laid, warm-weather plans. Our solution to beating the rainy day blues: beautiful, multi-functional billiard rooms designed for everything from kids’ sleepovers to grown-up tournaments (drinks included).
This billiard room has classic detailing and finishes that give it a timeless feel. You would never know that it was the home’s original garage! The floors are Belgian Bluestone set in a herringbone pattern, and the paneled walls and arched French doors are hickory.
The billiard area is on the third floor of Louise Brooks’ home, which makes for interesting ceiling lines and great views of the sound. The built-in bench, wall hooks for cues, and beadboard wainscoting with nautical rope, are some of the details that make the space special. It is part of a multi-functional room and has seating for gaming or TV-watching on a large screen TV. It also has a fabulous nautical inspired bar. Louise has three grown children who love to hang out here when they visit.
This space was designed with the client’s young family in mind. The basement renovation included a string of rooms for the whole family to use, including an exercise space, a spa bath and a large bar area. The billiard room has a built-in bench and bunk beds, which can be tucked away behind folding doors. The client wanted a more modern aesthetic in the basement, as a departure from the very traditional exterior of the home.
You can see through the open doors that this home has great views of the Connecticut coast. The pool terrace leads into the lower level billiard room, which features a cerused oak bench, limestone fireplace and floor, and pieces from the owner’s amazing modern art collection.
This Connecticut billiard room is part of a series of fun rainy day rooms. You can see the game area beyond, with its limestone fireplace. The open bar area has everything the client needs to throw a large party, often centered around viewing sports in the adjacent home theater. The detailing and finishes harken to the family’s Texas roots, with its hickory beams and millwork, Texas limestone walls, and rustic floor finish. Unique details include the built-in cue and ball rack on the left and a 4-inch deep chair rail for setting down your drink between shots.