Constructing custom wine cellars like this Boston project is another showcase example that demonstrates why being wine cellar builders is such a fun occupation. It’s because every custom wine cellar we build is completely new, unique and an opportunity to test our design skills. This, our latest creation in a residential home in Cape Cod near Boston Massachusetts, re-sets the standard for quality and distinctiveness in wine cellar design.
This wine cellar was actually part of a new construction project which we became involved with in October of 2010. To complete the cellar we partnered with both the lead architect and the general contractor through to its completion in March 2012. All-in-all the home took two years to build.
The wine room project actually consists of two rooms, a climate controlled wine cellar and a beautiful wine tasting room. The rooms have a glass partition between them designed to allow the owners to entertain with the impression that they are in the wine cellar itself without having to sit in a refrigerated room. If you have the space this is a very smart and practical way to enjoy your wine collection.
The total bottle capacity of this custom wine cellar is 1,769 bottles which includes the custom wine racks on the walls and under the tasting table. The racking itself was design for capacity without the often used display arches as the adjacent wine tasting room provided the display function with custom cabinetry.
To meet the goal of capacity and looks we created a wine cellar design that mixes ‘X’ cubes, wooden case openings, diamond bins storage and 15 degree high reveal display rows. As you can see in the video tour and the individual images, the combination not only looks great but also provides the ability to display both select wines as well as case lots of bulk wine purchases. Finishing elements include 4″ toe kicks and two step base and crown moldings.
The racks were constructed in Malaysian mahogany, stained in a Chappo color and finished in a clear coat of lacquer to give them a lustrous look. As with all our kit and custom racking the standard individual openings are 3 ¾” by 3 ¾” which is the best size for storing most formats of 750ml wine bottles. As one section of the wine cellar was particularly shallow, only 6″ deep, we added horizontal, label forward, display casing for both continuity and design purposes.
The center custom wine tasting table has single bottle storage on one side, case storage on the other and horizontal label forward on the end that is visible from the tasting room. This is all finished with a stunning table top created in a ribbon grain sapele mahogany which has to be seen to be appreciated.
With no element of the custom wine cellar missed, the wine cellar flooring is also custom and very special. Constructed in the Cooperage Series, Napa Valley Oak Barrel Flooring from Fontenay, the floor is a finishing touch that brings the whole wine room together. This really is a magnificent product constructed from real reclaimed wine barrels which means the flooring retains the original cooperage stamps lending an air of authenticity to the wine cellar
Designed in Wine Cellar Cooling Units
The wine cellar cooling system was provided by US Cellar Systems with the cooling unit evaporator mounted horizontally in the racks and hidden by a custom louvered grill cover. This type of split wine cellar refrigeration system is ideal for larger rooms that double as tasting areas as the condenser is located remotely reducing mechanical noise in the wine cellar itself.
Have a question or a project to kick off of your own? Simple complete a wine cellar design request or call us at +1 (888) 735-8889 and we will be happy to create a 3D design package for you complete free of charge.