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Scarsdale New York Custom Wine Cellar

2014 April 26
by Curtis Dahl

Beautiful Brick ArchA recently completed 2500+ bottle wine cellar located in Scarsdale, NY was a true design, build, and install. The new wine room was being used as a home gym…but the homeowners and the design team at Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars were able to find another location for the gym equipment, and then utilize that large room for an exciting customized cellar.

Stunning brick cellarThe homeowner left every detail (except for the bottle capacity; he wanted a minimum of 2,000 bottles) to the unique vision of our design team. So we engineered the layout of the wine room on our 3D Cad software for the owners’ review…once approved, we created a timetable and a budget toward the overall completion…and then we went to work.

Steel beam disguisedThe room had a couple challenging areas (large metal beam across the front half of the space, and a mechanical room closet) which both became focal points of the space (the beam became a large brick arch with columns, and the mechanical room became an area to store one of the compressors for the ductless split, with a gorgeous wine case veneer over the door). The custom brick work was carried through the space on two columns, the front facing of the soffit, two sidewalls, and the backsplash in the arch.

Mixture of racks with archThe wine racks are made of natural Sapele wood and feature 750ml storage, large format storage, baker-style wine racks, display rows, cubes, and case-bin storage. The arch niche was designed and built with a double deep base cabinet area, so the owner would have more wine storage, a nice counter top to decant wines and to rest cases before they go into the wine racks.

Custom tasting table


We also built a custom tasting table which holds an additional 200+ bottles with a water-based clear lacquer finish on the counter top which matches the double glass door entrance way. The wine room boasts two ductless split cooling systems so that there is a natural backup in case either system fails. The owner has an incredible wine collection and this backup enables the owner (who does a lot of traveling) to rest more easily in case another Sandy-type storm struck again.

Brick and sapele, a magnificent matchThe wine cellar was completed on-time, on budget, and far exceeded all of the owners’ expectations…and what truly makes Joseph & Curtis proud is the fact the owners recently recommended us for two projects located in NYC and East Hampton. Please check out our testimonials page, or the 35 reviews we have on our Houzz page. Then call us!

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