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Glynallyn Castle Wine Room – Fit for a King

2017 January 16
by Curtis Dahl

glynallyn-castleThe Glynallyn Castle sold in 2014 for $4 million, one of the most expensive real estate transactions in the history of Morris Township. Constructed between 1913 and 1918, the castle was the dream of George Marshall Allen, a New York businessman, and his wife, Grace. They spent an estimated $500,000 to build their country estate in the Convent Station neighborhood then known as “Millionaires’ Row,” The 32,000 square-foot, 3-story Glynallyn Castle has 66 rooms, 19 fireplaces, 15 bedrooms, eight full baths and four powder rooms. (read more here)

With all its historic grandeur, clearly what the Glynallyn Castle lacked was a proper wine cellar.

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars was commissioned to design a cellar with climate control, and a bottle capacity reaching upwards of 2500 bottles, fit for a modern-day king. The wine cellar space boasts some amazing 100% custom stone work and carpentry. The custom groin ceiling radius had to be templated to perfection so that each inch of the space could be utilized for wine storage. There are pull out trays for large capacity 1.5 liters as well as custom case bins for OWC (Original wood case bin).

Overall the “new” wine room blends as if it has been there since the beginning. The only thing we regret is we could not design a moat around the wine cellar (for security purposes), so the gargoyles will have to do!


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