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.