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600+ Bottle Custom Wine Cellar in Lower East Side Penthouse

2019 August 8
by Curtis Dahl

Incredible views of the Manhattan skyline outside the door of this New York City custom wine cellar designed and built by Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars.

This compact cellar features:

  • Black Walnut custom wine racks.
  • Invisible climate control system concealed in ceiling.
  • Custom LED lighting details to show off this impressive wine collection.

At Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars, we believe Every Great Collection Deserves a Gallery.

Let us create one for you, contact us today.

Cheers!

Jersey Shore Custom Wine Cabinet

2019 July 18
by Curtis Dahl

Jersey Shore Custom Wine Cabinet

This main floor custom wine cabinet built in the dining room has climate control, LED lighting and even a Butler’s Pantry. It was designed, built, and installed by the Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars team. The engineering took extra time because of the climate control challenges and seamless glass (always a hard thing to do).

There are many things to take into account when using glass: Is there any direct sun? Do the glass installers know how to seal properly with the conditioned space? What hardware features need to be incorporated? How do you prevent condensation from forming between the conditioned and unconditioned sides.

That being said, glass has almost zero insulation so it’s imperative that an expert is used who knows how to navigate these pitfalls. The overall bottle capacity exceeds 500 bottles and the wine racks are three deep. The LED lighting (which can change colors) is a terrific design feature at night. The overall specs of the space are 26″ deep and 17′ wide.

Many homeowners are choosing to have their wine storage on the main floor (even if it’s just a backup for the bigger cellar in the basement). Please give us a call if we can design a true gallery for your wine!

What Does a 10,000 Bottle Wine Room Look Like?

2019 June 6
by Curtis Dahl

What does a 10,000-bottle wine cellar look like? You’re about to see. I want to give you a little background about the project which is located in Nyack, NY. The owner has a Tuscan-styled home overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge. He wanted the aesthetics of the wine room to match the Tuscan-style of the home, house 10,000 bottles, and make it look like it’s been in the home since the very beginning. At Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars, we love a design challenge and went right to work.

Fox Builders helped with the construction (we had to demo a garage bay 40’x35′ x 13’ceiling height, down to the studs so we could get the room ready to become a giant refrigerator – vapor barrier, insulation, etc.), not to mention needing to engineer proper cellar temperatures with humidity controls. Half of this space is below grade and the balance is not, which also had to be factored into our planning. Once we figured out the cooling system, the electrical layouts were designed with led-type lighting and several display areas. In addition to the 10,000-bottle wine racks, there is also a butler’s pantry with working sink, dishwasher, and stemware. Because of the high ceilings, the cellar was also designed with two rolling library ladders. The cooling is a ducted system, the custom wine racks are black walnut (all custom built by J&C), and the lighting is all designed by J&C.

Overall it was a tremendous experience working alongside Fox. The wine cellar came out even better than we expected; here is a look at this Tuscan beauty.

Metal Wine Cellar Entries

2019 April 1
by Curtis Dahl

An entry to a wine cellar can be as special as the wines inside. Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars were asked to design a custom metal wine cellar entry for a storied historical East Hampton estate. The client wanted a glass and metal wine cellar entry that echoed an old storefront that fit with the history of this home.

Joseph and Curtis designed and fabricated a custom metal & glass wine cellar entry that is a hand forged, one of a kind entrance to this Hamptons custom wine cellar. Custom wine cellars are an important amenity in homes and Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars design, build and install bespoke wine cellars that offer a gallery for your collection.

Westchester NY Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

2019 February 18
by Curtis Dahl

Westchester NY Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

Our new project was brought to our attention by an interior designer by the name of Michael Russo, a very talented ID with an incredible eye. We sat down and began to figure out exactly what the client was looking for, the large space, about 18′ wide x 40′ long, was completely undeveloped. The owners wanted a wine cellar and tasting room – something timeless and elegant, modern with an “old world feel” – something that looked like it had been in the house for years. After finding out how many bottles (and what sizes) the customer needed (in this case 1,000 and room for 750’s and some 3ltrs), it was imperative to determine the exact type of 750ml because of all the different size 750s on the market now.

We decided to create an incredible visual with our “Chevron” style wine racks (which allow for all 750ml sizes and the large format). Then we selected white oak (natural) as the wood species, and to add a coffer ceiling because that was just too simple. Next we decided to add a grayish brick in all of the coffers, wine room ceiling, backsplash of the butler’s pantry, and a niche we created when we framed the room. J&C did all of the construction on this project including the butler’s pantry, glass, tile, sheet-rock, coffer ceiling, masonry, hvac, and of course the wine racks and cabinetry. The owners plumber was used for the plumbing and the fire sprinklers, which needed to be moved as per the Town of Harrison.

The coffer ceiling has LED lighting hidden in the crown for a “glowing effect”, as well as in the wine racks, which creates an amazing visual that the owners and their guests love. The wine room has a clear glass front which allows views into the wine room from every angle, the butler’s pantry has a sub-zero fridge, ice maker, dishwasher, and a copper sink. We did 3″ Correa marble counter tops and several shelves for liquor display and decanters. All of the cad work, materials and engineering were supplied by Joseph & Curtis. Michael Russo was there at every stage, bouncing ideas and finishes back and forth which made the project move at lightning speed. Overall the project came in on time and on budget … as always.

At Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars – we dream in red and white. Contact us and we will design the cellar of your dreams!

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars Awarded 2019 Best of Houzz in Design and Service

2019 January 25
by Curtis Dahl

So humbled and blessed to receive the Best of Customer Service for the seventh straight year, and Best of Design for second straight year!

Two things Joseph and Curtis Custom Wine Cellars take tremendous pride in #1 Happy Customers and #2 Designs that are unique and constantly pushing the envelope.

Thank you to our incredible employees, vendors, family, and most importantly our customers!

Cheers and God Bless!

 

Curt Dahl in Watchung, NJ on Houzz
Curt Dahl in Watchung, NJ on Houzz

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Wine Cellar Designs for 2019

2019 January 21
by Curtis Dahl

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars introduce two new custom wine rack designs for 2019.

Bespoke. Handcrafted in America. Every great collection deserves a gallery. Let Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars create one for you.

The classic Chevron pattern which is French in origin and dates back to the late 14th century. These zig-zagging lines which meet at angles create a visually elegant pattern and a sharp, intended contrast to the circular shape of the wine bottles. We back light these wine racks to create a beautiful halo of light that repeats the Chevron pattern for an stunning presentation of your wine collection.

WineWave is an original Joseph & Curtis trade-marked design that follows the soft contours of a wine bottle for a harmonious combination of wine storage & display. These metal wine racks are hand made and can be done in raw carbon steel with natural patinas or stainless steel as well as powder coated to any color imaginable. As always, Joseph & Curtis signature custom LED lighting experts play a big role in the overall visual result of these one of a kind custom metal wine racks.

Contact us today and we’ll bring your wine cellar dreams to life!

Cheers

Custom Wine Cellar in Rumson New Jersey

2018 October 31
by Curtis Dahl

Custom Wine Cellar in Rumson New Jersey

Rumson is one of my favorite towns in the Garden State. Over the years we have built many wine cellars in Rumson, and it is always a pleasure to work there. Back when Sandy hit the area hard, many of our clients had to rebuild from scratch and that was very sad to see, but the town fought back with its incredible spirit and now is as strong as ever!

Rumson offers beautiful architecture and excellent restaurants, such as Fromagerie, Ristorante Giorgia, Undici and now this vibrant town now has one more magnificent Joseph & Curtis custom wine cellar in one of our client’s homes. The cellar was engineered, designed, built, installed by J&C and features a ducted climate-controlled unit which allows the owner to see zero mechanicals in the wine room (only supply and return grills), a custom-made arch door (made in Sapele), custom wine racks (Sapele) with a water-based clear coat of lacquer, tasting table, and paint finish. The cellar sits in the basement just off of the game room and is the main feature in the home which the clients use to entertain their guests. They have an incredible wine collection, with Quintessa being one of their favorites.

Please enjoy the photos and check us out at www.josephandcurtis.com

Sea Girt. See Wine.

2018 October 14
by Curtis Dahl

Custom wine cabinet

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars recently completed a custom wine cellar in Sea Girt, New Jersey. This home has panoramic views of the ocean and the owner wanted panoramic views of the custom wine cellar that is positioned adjacent to the kitchen. We kept it light and airy as a nod to the beach house feel.

This steel and glass custom wine cellar floats the wine collection on metal wine racks. The glass wraps around a bar area to create a beautiful wine wall back drop when entertaining.

Pour a glass of red and enjoy the views.

Cheers!

Olympic Tower NYC Custom Wine Cabinet

2018 September 4
by Curtis Dahl

Olympic Tower NYC Custom Wine Cabinet

Olympic Tower on 5th Ave in New York City is home to many celebrities. Nicholas Cage, Anne Hathaway. The Gucci family spends time when in New York in their massive penthouse which boasts 8 bedrooms, 10 baths, a library, gym, chef’s kitchen. Olympic Tower sits across from the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars were consulted to design and build a glass and steel custom wine cabinet. We designed a mirror polished metal wine rack that allows the wine bottles to float inside this glass wine cabinet for a clean, modern view of this impressive wine collection. Joseph & Curtis design wine cellars and wine cabinets to echo and compliment the surrounding spaces in these amazing New York city homes.

Enjoy the views of the New York City skyline and this glass & steel custom wine cabinet.

Cheers!

Westchester Wine Cellar

2018 July 23
by Curtis Dahl

Westchester Wine Cellar

Our new project, created in Westchester NY, is quite the undertaking. Efficient design of an underutilized basement carved out enough space to make a very large custom wine cellar. A front wine room featuring a coffer ceiling, stone reveal around doorways, custom tile floor and stone grotto pass-through opens into a second room with a barrel ceiling, two giant windows via a glass door. Both rooms carry a consistent custom tile pattern and are illuminated with led displays on the custom wine racks and on the large format stone niches made from Black Walnut. There are two climate control units which are hidden to the eye and allow for a seamless design in both rooms. Please take a look at some incredible photos of this gorgeous 2500+ bottle wine cellar…and enjoy.

Cheers!

SoHo NYC Custom Wine Cabinet

2018 June 25
by Curtis Dahl

SoHo NYC Custom Wine Cabinet

15 Renwick sits on a quiet block in New York’s Soho neighborhood. The owner of this triplex penthouse asked Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars to design, build and install a glass & steel custom wine cabinet that would reflect the minimalist decorating style that runs throughout the home. This glass & steel wine cabinet is outlined in a hand polished pearl white background that puts the wine bottles in the spotlight. Full glass front and sides along with custom metal wine racks afford an unobstructed view of this
impressive wine collection.

New York city custom wine cabinets come in all shapes and sizes. This wine cabinet is the perfect shape and size to accent this amazing penthouse at 15 Renwick Street.

Hoboken Under-Stair Custom Wine Cellar

2018 April 19
by Curtis Dahl

Hoboken Under-Stair Custom Wine Cellar

Hoboken New Jersey, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, sits across the Hudson river from NYC. Stately brownstones line the streets that parallel Washington Ave, the main thoroughfare that runs thru the heart of Hoboken. We recently completed an under stair custom wine cellar in one of these stunning Hoboken brownstones. The homeowner contacted Joseph&Curtis to design a custom wine cellar under the stairs leading from the basement level to the parlor level.

When we arrived the space under the stairs was predictably filled with junk. We recognized the potential for this space to be transformed into a beautiful custom wine cellar and began the design. We transformed this space to a under-stair wine cellar that holds nearly 400 bottles! Wood wine racks that follow the descent of the stairs can be seen behind frame-less glass doors. A custom cooling system ages this wine collection.

Under-stair wine cellars make these unused spaces stunning additions to a home.

Cheers!

 

Main Line Pennsylvania Glass Enclosed Wine Room

2018 March 26
by Curtis Dahl

Main Line Pennsylvania Glass Enclosed Wine Room
Glass-enclosed wine cellars are one of the hottest trends in wine cellars. Glass provides a clear visual into the wine room which only helps showcase the collection and its simplicity is clean and timeless. Our client wanted to be able to “see” into the wine room but had no idea how to go about it. That’s where the professionals at Joseph and Curtis Custom Wine Cellars stepped in.

We designed, built, and installed this entire glass enclosed wine room which is just under 25′ wide and over 10′ deep. We chose black walnut for the custom wine racking and a ducted system for the climate control. Some of the finishing touches were the brick arch and led lighting. Overall this project was a terrific success and the customers were very happy; here is what they said on Houzz:

Joseph and Curtis turned our unfinished space into our dream wine cellar with tasting room! It was such a pleasure working with each member on the team. Michael was our project manager and was FANTASTIC at coordinating all the moving pieces! We are truly blown away by how wonderful our space transformed to exceed our expectations for having a wine cellar in our home.

Please keep J&C in mind and contact us if we can ever be of service!

Modern Wine Room in Soho NY

2018 March 19
by Curtis Dahl

Modern Wine Room in Soho NY

Our latest wine room’s building was Built in 1867 and fully restored in 2016. It offers a modern interpretation of the classic Soho loft building, balancing perfectly restored cast iron detailing with a modern take, and the owner wanted to create the same design for what would become the wine cellar.

The room was a full finished bathroom that the owner was willing to trade for a “one of a kind” custom wine room. We had to gut and 100% renovate the space with vapor barriers, insulation, climate control, lighting, temp probes, and everything that comes with working in these incredible spaces in New York City (NEVER easy).

Joseph and Curtis designed what we think is one incredible wine room, with acrylic floating wine racks, led lighting, marble flooring, hidden climate control, and touches of black walnut to match the existing space. This modern wine room has capacity of just over 985 bottles and can house 750ml, 1.5ml, and up to 3ltr bottles. The townhouse is close to dining, cafes, fashion, parks & play, retail, and arts & culture. This building within the fabled SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, is one of the most desirable locations, and so is the owners new wine room.

Cheers!

NYC Glass Wine Cabinet

2018 February 12
by Curtis Dahl

NYC Glass Wine Cabinet

Great Oregon Pinot Noirs are highly sought after and this upper east side wine collector has some of the best. He quickly outgrew his wine fridge and wanted a more long term wine cellar solution for his growing wine collection.

This glass and metal wine cellar is directly adjacent to his custom made dining room table and needed to be both beautiful and hold as many bottles as possible. There was existing HVAC equipment encased in cabinets on the lower section of the wall that could not be relocated. Above this was ‘dead space.’ We designed and built a custom glass wine cabinet that sat on top. The client likes to boast that ‘Joseph & Curtis gave me 450 bottles of custom wine storage and I didn’t lose a single inch of living space.’ The result is a stunning glass & metal custom wine cabinet with LED lighting that showcases this wine collection to dinner guests at his upper east side penthouse.

Cheers!

Southampton NY Custom Wine Room

2018 January 2
by Curtis Dahl

Our recent build-out in Southampton NY was just completed and we think you will enjoy us sharing the experience. The room was designed to be aesthetically pleasing with many display wine racks and yet practical for storage. The owner wanted to be able to see the majority of the labels for storage ease for a minimum 1500-bottle capacity.

We designed wine racks which are installed floor and ceiling so the shiplap backing would be visible. The end result is a warm and inviting room which is large enough to fit a good-sized tasting table as well as some artwork in different areas of the space. The climate control is ducted in and engineered so that you do not see any of the mechanicals in the space.

This custom wine room is capped off with a door entry system which is both glass and metal. Please be our guest and browse through this incredible Joseph & Curtis wine room now featured in Southampton.

Custom Wine Cabinet in New York’s West Village

2017 December 23
by Curtis Dahl

The Shephard BuildingNew York’s West Village has always been known as the cool NY neighborhood. Minetta Tavern, Cafe Wha (where Jimi Hendrix got his start in NY) Magnolia Bakery. The Shephard Building, an old warehouse built in 1896 at 275 West 10th Street was recently converted to residences. The Naftali Development Group along with Beyer, Blinder, Belle Architects ‘re-purposed’ this amazing property.

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars were contacted by a collector who owns homes in Los Angeles, Paris and now NYC. We converted a study to hold a custom wine cabinet. The Shephard building is understated elegance and this custom wine cabinet carries that feel with clean Mahogany millwork & frameless glass. Our client is thrilled with his New York wine cellar and its impressive capacity of 400+ bottles. As he jumps around the globe
he will never go without fine wines.

Cheers!

Park Ave Provenance

2017 November 7
by Curtis Dahl

Park Ave Provenance

1045 Park Ave is a prestigious address on New York’s coveted upper east side. We recently completed a one of a kind custom wine cabinet there on a shall remain undisclosed floor as part of a gut renovation of 2 apartments that were combined into one grand space. This metal custom wine cabinet is hand crafted from top to bottom. A custom patina was hand applied and followed with wax and buffing. The client wanted a finish that did not look perfect. We used carbon steel that has natural variations in color and texture for an ‘aged finish’ that was enhanced by the patina.

This wine collection is exceptional and the custom wine cellar we designed to age the wines had an emphasis on capacity as well as presentation. The upper section holds the wine bottles horizontally on hand made metal rods that allow the bottles to float label out. We built LED illuminated self closing glide out Mahogany drawers for bulk storage.

A high end wine collection such as this requires a high end security system. Electronic Mag locks were installed for key-less access into the wine cellar. Only the husband, his wife and of course their sommelier can access this custom wine cabinet by having their eyes scanned by a state of the art Retina scanner that then releases the locks! James Bond would be proud.

Cheers!

Modern Wine Room in Old Westbury Long Island

2017 September 19
by Curtis Dahl

Modern wine room in Old Westbury Long Island

This stylish wine room was an empty niche in the customers basement, then it became a true modern masterpiece. The custom wine racks were designed and built with display in mind, providing the homeowner an impressive design which allows him to show off his amazing collection.

Our lighting engineer was able to highlight the trophy bottles while making the cellar shine. The seamless glass makes you feel as if you are in the wine room from anywhere in the basement. The custom white finish over the wine racks, as well as the Quartz counter tops make this custom wine room anything but ordinary. This happens to be the first project in the basement. Stay tuned for the custom wine cabinets and white lacquered bar, as well as the make over of the current wine room in the owners Southampton estate.

Cheers!


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