Hi I’m Jerry Wilson the founder of Coastal Custom Wine Cellars; I hope you enjoy this tour of a Wine Room we recently completed in Pacific Palisades which is in Santa Monica, a suburb of Los Angeles California.
As experienced wine cellar builders we still get a kick out of the process of designing and completing beautiful Wine Rooms and some jobs such as this one, stand out as above the norm.
As you can see from the video tour we were able to take plenty of before and after pictures to show the various design and installation challenges we were initially faced with on this project. From stairwells and exposed electrical panels to furnace ducting and an open mechanical room, all of which presented significant design obstacles for us to overcome.
Custom Wine Cellars Builder Los Angeles Santa Monica – Pacific Palisades
After a discussion with the client to understand the use model of the wine room, as well as the nature of their wine collection, we put together a three dimensional design package that the client loved from the outset. The design enabled a total wine bottle storage capacity of 1,328 bottles. The design concept included diamond bin storage for bulk wine batches as well as horizontal lateral show case displays for special wine of preferred vintages. These elements along with 15 degree high reveal display rows, a central wine tasting area with stemware display and a wine tasting table top really make the design distinctive, unique and yet functional.
The wine cellar refrigeration system (RM 6600) used on this job is a split wine cooling system from US Cellars, a local California manufacturer of specialized cooling units for custom wine cellars. One of the reasons for this choice is the fact that the cooling unit can be mounted horizontally in the wine racks, is highly efficient, quiet and most important can be completely concealed behind a louvered grill housing.
The electrical panels were incorporated right into the design behind cabinet doors consistent with the look of the racking. To make good use of the area under the stairs we added some case storage shelves for both cardboard and wooden cases all of which naturally add an effective design element to the overall look of the room.
One of the things to particularly notice about the finished wine room is how great looking the Premium Redwood is with its very tonal coloring of grain variations. On this job we also used a clear lacquer finish to further “pop” the amazing natural coloring of the wood species.
No longer a boring unfinished basement mechanical room…
Here you can see the entrance to the Wine Storage Room as we go down the stairs, just turn to the left to enter the wine cellar proper.
The Electrical cabinets not only concealed but turned into a design feature enhancing the overall look of the room.
Every wine cellar needs a place to pour, sample and taste selected wines. As you can see we also have a nice place to hang stemware.
Plenty of room for storing an extensive selection of wines in this design. The high reveal display row creating a great way to store and organized wine of the same type or from the same vineyard.
Batch lots of wines are often purchased by avid collectors at low rates and allowed to age over time; diamond bin storage like this is ideal for the purpose.
There are always wines in transit, wine that are yet to be unpacked or wines selected and separated ready for special occasions. It is often an oversight that no space is created for this purpose causing many a wine room to gather clutter on the floor. A storage area like this allows the Wine Cellar to always be left presentable.
Ah, time to retreat to the smoking room…
Did you enjoy looking though the details of this project? We have many other wine cellars design and installation case studies varying in both size and scope. For example take a look at this Custom Wine Cellars New York project which was designed to carefully manage costs by using both fully and semi-custom wine racks in a six foot square room conversion.