Custom Wine Room a Central Feature in Stunning Home

A special emphasis on display makes this IWA-designed custom wine room a focal point that sets the tone for entertainment, wine parties and social evenings in this high-end California home.

Background & Goals

  • Dedicated 300 cu. ft. wine room in high-end San Francisco Bay area residence.
  • Located off of the dining area, the wine room had to have special emphasis on display.
  • The wine cellar had to match the decor of the rest of the floor.
  • Since the cellar was located centrally in the home, it needed to look beautiful when viewed through the double-paned glass wine cellar doors.

Wine Room Layout

  • Opposite the door, we placed a hanging glass rack, with individual bottle racking above the rack and open diamond racks below the tabletop.
  • To enlarge the countertop space and maximize bottle capacity, we designed double-deep racking below the tabletop, and created half-hidden bin storage in the dead corners of the cellar.
  • We used Vintner wine rack kits which are modular to fit almost any ceiling height.
  • Racks were made with premium redwood and stained with a dark walnut stain.
  • We designed the racks to extend from floor to ceiling to maximize bottle capacity.
  • We placed rectangular bins on the side walls for easy access to wood and carton cases.
  • We designed a display row with LED accent lighting to add drama and visual impact in the wine cellar.
  • Crown and base moldings, beveled ends and eased edges provided high-end finishing touches.
  • The wine cellar flooring matched the same dark wood as in the dining room.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration

  • CellarPro 1800XTSx cooling system that is designed to be installed through an exterior wall.
  • The wine cooling unit was installed near the ceiling on the right wall, with racks to the left, the right and below.