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.