A Waukesha Family Turned Their Basement Into a Log Cabin-Inspired Man Cave

This rustic retreat hosts the dad’s hobby miscellany, but the entire family has caught on to the appeal

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When a devoted muskie fisherman needed a place for his trophies, photos and gear, his loving wife suggested he create a log cabin in their basement. Using pine half logs, copper rust slate, comfortable furnishings and generous lighting, interior designer Melissa Bovee transformed a dingy, unfinished underground lair into an inviting retreat. Take a tour and you’ll see why it has become a favorite getaway for the family and their friends.

Basement at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple with two teen boys. An out-of-town daughter uses the lower level as a private apartment when she visits.
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Size: 1,000 square feet

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