Friday, July 11, 2008

The Ice Bar at Harbormasters

Harbormasters, Designer Media's latest project went live July 1st. It is located on the harbor canal in Pleasure Island North Carolina. This restaurant boasts incredible views and a delectable menu of sizzling steaks and the freshest seafood.
Many considerations went into the design of this ultra modern restaurant/lounge. First and foremost, this location was previously a condemned restaurant dating back to the early 1970's operating under the same name. After 30 odd years of hurricanes and neglect, the property had suffered severe structural degradation and would have to be almost completely demolished and rebuilt.

Original bar prior to demolition

After the demolition of all existing interior walls, ceiling, and floors, the heavy wood pilings which held the remaining structure above the canal, were checked for deterioration and replaced as needed, leaving an open 5,000sq' shell.

Gutted structure

The long narrow shape of the remaining structure was broken down into the practical needs for kitchen size, ADA required restrooms and utilities. The remaining two ends were then designed into dining and lounge areas.

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