I'm all set to do this from scratch as I haven't seen any WP themes that are similar but as the lazy programmer that I am, I prefer to modify an existing one rather than type everything in from scratch. ;)
I'm thinking of a 3 column design with content on the left and two "menu areas" -- one in the middle which will be links and one to the right which will have the calendar, recent posts, recent comments, and meta links. There is a graphic that is tall and narrowish rather than the Kubrick long type. I want this graphic to be on the right side and the middle "menu" will start below it but the right "menu" will overlap part way down.
This is sort of what I was playing with based on the bricks theme but it's not quite right. The content needs to be closer to the top and the right-most menu needs to be lower.
And yes, I realize I can keep fiddling with this but looking at the code, it will require a lot of clean up. I was just sort of hoping for a better starting point if anyone knows of one. ;)