The Vanilla Ice Project: The Green Mansion Miracle, Pt. 5 - Game Room

Vanilla Ice and his crew work their way upstairs to the Green Mansion's underwhelming top floor. See how they transform this mish-mash of rooms into the ultimate fun zone, complete with custom "Ninja Bowling" any '90s kid would love. 

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Photo By: Tony Flora /AP Images

Roll Out the Toys, Bring in the Noise

Many of the rooms in the Green Mansion had a clear purpose -- the great room, the master suite, the kids bedrooms. But one random space upstairs puzzled Vanilla Ice (aka Rob VanWinkle) a bit. So what did they decide to do with the somewhat isolated, disjointed upper level? Game room, of course. 

BEFORE: Game Room

The future game room started out as two separate ones, plus a bathroom, that seemed to have been forgotten about by previous owners. The carpet and paint were outdated, but Rob saw potential. 

BEFORE: Game Room

Despite being on the upper level, the game room didn't bring in much light, and the windows were too small to accomodate the incredible view of the waterfront just outside. 

BEFORE: Game Room

Rob and his crew made big plans to turn this formerly dark and dreary upper level into an all-out fun zone. 

BEFORE: Game Room

Even the entrance from the Great Room up to the game room needed some TLC. 

AFTER: Game Room

How about this for an entrance? The carpeted staircase up to the new game room got a makeover with brand new wood flooring and fresh paint. 

AFTER: Game Room

Let the fun begin! The new game room includes a mini bowling alley, a snack bar and a custom, top-of-the-line gaming center. 

AFTER: Game Room

Farmhouse white ash flooring throughout and textured wallpaper give the game room the edge it needed. 

AFTER: Game Room

Those too-small-for-the-room windows were replaced with oversized picturesque sliders made of double insulated, impact- and UV-rated glass. And the doors lead out to ... 

AFTER: Game Room

... the new, additional entrance to the fun zone! The powder-coated aluminum balcony and spiral staircase add signifcant character, not to mention function, to the game room and the exterior of the house.

AFTER: Game Room

The custom mini bowling alley is fun, but also easy to operate. Each pin is connected to the system by cord that pick up the pins and drop them back into place after it's struck. 

AFTER: Game Room

The snack bar's countertop and backsplash are custom made from silver marble for just a little touch of luxury upstairs.

AFTER: Game Room

Rob called in the experts, the Nerdy Ninjas as he calls them, to create the ultimate gaming experience for the home buyer. 

AFTER: Game Room

No hanging wires! Outlets were rewired to accomodate the flat-screen TVs without damaging the wallpaper. 

AFTER: Game Room

This is luxury gaming at its finest. The custom 3D PCs are built with the fastest video cards available and include cooling systems to prevent them from overheating after all-day gaming marathons. 

Let the Games Continue

There's more where this came from. See how Vanilla and his crew transformed the other rooms in the Green Mansion: The Pool, Great Room & Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom