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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
New 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.
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.
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.
Custom wine cellars are now a must have in NYC apartments . From reach-in wine cabinets to walk-in wine cellars. Every inch of the very expensive NY real estate must be carefully prioritized for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and a Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellar is now on that list of priorities.
We recently joined the gut/renovation of a spacious apt on New York’s upper east side. The apt boasts stunning views from every window. Pre-demolition there was an angular space off the living room that previously served as a wet bar.
The owner immediately saw this as an ideal spot to store his impressive wine collection. This New York residence is both modern and timeless at the same time. We designed this wood & metal custom wine cellar to echo that style.
We used the Joseph & Curtis Wine Gallery metal series wine cradles to show off his best bottles . Wine cellars are often found in basements. This NYC custom wine cellar is on the 31st floor. The NYC skyline and the stunning wine cellar will compete for the attention of guests visiting this amazing upper east side residence.
The Faena district in Miami is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in South Florida and Faena House is the premier address.
Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars were asked to design & build two matching steel & glass custom wine cabinets to
announce the entry to the dining room of this stunning ocean front residence. The room took shape from the beginning with a groin vaulted ceiling that was finished in an appropriate aqua blue Venetian plaster.
The matching wine cabinets flow with the curves of the ceiling. There are steel & glass custom wine cabinets and then there are hand forged, hand finished steel and glass one of a kind custom wine cabinets and these are one of a kind. The decorative medallions are hand hammered and the door handles are hand carved (show photos of medallions & handles) The custom wine racks inside these cabinets are American Black Walnut.
More photos to come as these Miami custom wine cabinets are filled with fine wines, but for now enjoy the view!
Fiddlers Elbow adds two stunning custom wine cabinets in their main dining area. The custom black walnut wine cabinets were built to replace glass door dividers and feel as if they have been in the club since its 1965 founding. The members are able to rent their own individual tray where they can store over a case of wine to be used at their convenience – the trays sold out in minutes. The seamless glass double sided cabinets allow for the led lighting to set the mood on both the bar side and dining room for all of the guests to enjoy.
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Situated in scenic Bedminster Township, New Jersey, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club showcases nearly 1,000 acres of spectacular countryside, world-class amenities and an array of unique member privileges. Since opening its doors in 1965, the Club continues to set the gold standard as the state’s only 54 hole club where family and business members thrive.
Since 1965, when it was founded as a private corporate country club, Fiddler’s Elbow has given executives and professionals an escape from the halls of industry and commerce to the amenities of fine dining, superior golf and business facilities.
Today, we provide members and their families with an atmosphere conducive to enjoy, relax and entertain while nurturing and developing important relationships. We have successfully evolved from a corporate only club into the area’s most desirable “hybrid” club with a blend of individuals of all ages, families and businesses making our membership the most unique in all of New Jersey.
We recently got a call from a Wine enthusiast in Short Hills New Jersey who was renovating his home office where he spends much of his day and wanted to take advantage of a closet within the office and convert to a modern glass and steel custom wine cellar.
Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars designed a climate controlled wine cellar that transformed this unused closet into a beautiful wine cellar which holds nearly 600 bottles of trophy wines. The contemporary glass & steel wine cellar blends in perfectly with the new home office and lends a whole new meaning to the phrase casual Friday.
What does an 8,000-bottle wine cellar look like? How about we show you! We converted a large detached garage into one of the most incredible wine rooms you will ever see. Everything in the room is custom built for an avid wine collector who has just over 7500 bottles in his collection.
The room is tiled with an oversized “Montauk blake slate” floor, two black walnut rolling library ladders, natural black walnut wine racking, two climate-controlled systems, a humidifier, heater (since the building is detached and temps drop below 55 degrees in the winter), and of course our signature Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars tasting and decanting station. The custom made wine racks took just over 8 weeks to build and include 750ml, 1.5 ltr, 3.0 ltr, and champagne storage. The wine racks were built to show bottles horizontally, cork forward,, in bin style which makes organizing a breeze. The ceiling is 10′, hence the library ladders can roll the entire room.
Overall, I have to say this is one of my personal favorites; it will be featured in Wine Spectator shortly.
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A few years ago we had the opportunity to build out a wine shop in the central Jersey area (read more here). The wine shop was previously a very small mom and pop store called Bliwise liquors and was being transformed into a big time shop called Vine Republic. The owner and his son built a tremendous following over the years and wanted to take it to the next level – that’s where Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars came into play.
We helped design, build, and install the entire wine store. With over 5,000 sku’s, cabinets, and displays Vine Republic is truly a powerhouse in the wine industry. One room was left vacant for “future development” after the owners recouped some of their investments into the new store. Fast forward to 2016-2017 and Russ Minio decided he wanted to make an incredible custom wine room which would highlight his amazing high end wine selections from around the world. Vine Republic offers a very deep selection from almost every region across the globe and their picks are second to none!
The “Vintage Room” was built in just under 90 days and includes, tile floor, seamless glass, climate control, natural black walnut wine racks, ledge stone, hand carved wine barrels, and of course led decorative lighting to highlight the displays.
Please take a look at these incredible pictures and please support our friends at Vine Republic 1267 US-22, Mountainside, NJ 07092.
We took an ordinary wall in a New Jersey family room (23′ wide) and created an amazing entertainment area just off of the homeowners kitchen. The entire wall was too big for wine cabinets as the owner was looking for 500 bottles in storage and also wanted a wow factor when entering the home. The client also didn’t want to have to “hide” in the basement but rather enjoy entertaining on his main living level. The design team at Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars came up with this incredible layout: (2) custom wine cabinets, a butlers pantry, wet bar area, (2) bookshelves and storage cabinets, and hidden modules for both the climate control and led lighting systems.
Here is what the owner stated in his review of Joseph and Curtis Custom Wine Cellars:
“We designed a 2 wine cabinet, sink, wine wall in a living room space, vs. in a stuffy basement. All walnut. Great process from start to finish. Creative ideas from Curt and his team. Always professional, and appreciated them cleaning up as they finished different stages. End product is a “wow” factor effect which we wanted in our house. Looks like a million bucks….”
With over 111 reviews on Houzz NOTHING brings a smile to our face more than a newly satisfied customer! Years of design experience, combined with the highest quality wine racks and wine storage systems, make J&C the logical choice for your next wine cellar project.
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Baltusrol Golf Club, synonymous with championship golf, sits at the base of Baltusrol Mountain in northern New Jersey, only a stone’s throw from New York City. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1895, Baltusrol is considered one of the country’s premier golf clubs. Its two championship courses, the Lower and Upper, have played distinguished roles on the national stage since their creation by Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast in 1922. Together, the courses have hosted 17 major championships, including seven U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. (baltusrol.org)
The club is always looking for ways to make their amazing club even better. With that in mind, Baltusrol approached Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars to figure out a way to add an amazing wine cellar to meet the needs of its members. We designed, and built a 2500+ bottle custom made wine room built out of black walnut, brick flooring, and a climate control system. The wine room has many bells and whistles that must accompany such a prestigious club such as Baltusrol – with horizontal displays, baker racks, custom case bins, and of course textured ceiling and led lighting.
The project came in on time and as always on budget. In 15+ years in business we have never delivered a wine cellar over budget! We highly recommend the Baltusrol Golf Club for not only their amazing course, but their amazing wine room as well! Contact us today, cheers!
The 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!
Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars recently completed a one of a kind Steel & Glass wine cellar in a newly renovated duplex penthouse in Manhattan.
The client has eclectic taste in furnishings, artwork, etc and wanted a custom wine cellar that would echo that style. We designed a sleek, modern glass wine cellar that although only 41″ wide x 39″ deep manages to not only store 250 bottles of wine, but is able to show off the clients impressive wine collection with 3 unique styles of bottle presentation.
Everything in the wine cellar is totally custom from the cantilevered stainless steel rods and the high reveal rows for both 750’s & magnums to the Patent Pending Joseph & Curtis Metal Series WINE GALLERY bottle cradles. We washed the wine cellar in a ultra cool sexy blue light that makes a statement in this amazing home.
We work alongside some of the finest and brightest minds in the architectural and design world on a daily basis; this is what we do day in and day out. ALL of our clients are treated as MVP clients…but our recently completed “man cave” is truly an MVP wine cellar…and it simply goes by the name of MELO. Being a huge Syracuse and NY Knick fan, I was so happy we were able to make Carmelo Anthony‘s dream cellar come true.
We worked with designer Alicia LaMar to change one of his bedrooms into a room where Melo could chill before games, relax on the weekends, and of course store his favorite vino and cigars (he has incredible taste in both!). The design is modern, with clean lines and sexy lighting. Alicia decided to add a snake skin paint finish to the room which really makes the artwork and the racking “pop.”
Joseph and Curtis were recently approached by the Wall Street Journal to discuss How to Build a Proper Wine Cellar. We are so thankful and blessed to be considered experts in the wine cellar business by such an amazing business publication. Please share widely.
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