A city lounge in St. Louis, housed in a repurposed old warehouse, wins a Merit Award in the 2009 Remodeling Design Awards.
This 100-year-old brick building in St. Louis was renovated to house a bar/lounge. Designer Tom Young replaced the existing masonry facade with a steel sign/awning.
Floating boxes that hold the liquor bottles above the first floor bar are illuminated by a line of indirect LED lights.
The base of the bar is covered with different thicknesses of Europly [http://www.columbiaforestproducts.com] arranged in a random stacked pattern.
The judges praised the upstairs bar as yet another example of the well-executed details in the lounge. Draped frosted acrylic panels above the counter add a touch of drama.
Before: This side of the building facing the lot was fitted with a fire stair during the renovation.