Contemporary Wine Cellar With Beautiful Millwork

Designed with aesthetics in mind, IWA built this glass-surrounded contemporary wine cellar in Dayton, Ohio, boasting 800+ bottle capacity and a spacious interior.

Background & Goals

  • Contemporary wine cellar for residence in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Project goal: make the wine room a very visible feature in the home.
  • The room was constructed fully windowed on three sides.
  • Had to be a fully climate-controlled wine cellar.

Custom Millwork and Contemporary Design

  • The wood framing was designed with detailed millwork.
  • Surrounded in glass, the room brings a modern feel to the whole room.
  • Brushed aluminum wine racks show off the wine in a simple yet artistic way.
  • The design also allows for the beautiful Ohio landscape to be seen from the wet bar through the wine room.
  • Three elevations accommodate wine racking to show off particular wines, support magnum bottles, and allow for a table top to tie the overall style of the wet bar and the wine room together.

CellarPro Cooling System

  • The cellar was equipped with a CellarPro 6500 Cooling Unit which can handle cellars up to 1750 cu. ft. and temperatures ranging from -20 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The CellarPro 6500 air handler is a self-contained vertical cooling unit that is ready to use out of the box.
  • This system was chosen after calculating the thermal load in the room, and taking into account the local climate and location of the home
  • To enable the cooling unit to run efficiently, double-paned thermal glass windows were used, which help reduce the thermal strain on the wine room and combat the low insulating factor of windows.