The original den in this ranch style home was a clean open space with nice light and volume but lacked any texture or warmth. The clients wanted a comfortable media room that paid homage to the wood filled spaces common in mid-century modern homes. Vertical grain douglas fir was used as the main finish material for the wall paneling system, built-in bookcases, bench and for the slat ceiling. The built-in media center housed a drop down screen for movie night and a tv for regular viewing.

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Den - view from kitchen


Close up of media cabinet

Media cabinet with drop down screen, built-in bench

Built-in bookcases

Close up of media cabinet with hidden speakers and drop down screen

Doug fir wall paneling and wainscot

TV cabinet, hidden speakers

Built-in bookcase

Media cabinet

View towards kitchen

Detail of media cabinet and hidden speaker

Detail of wall panel and wood slat ceiling


  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury