Home Wine Cellar California – A Wine Cellar Under Stairs Project in Cherry Hills
- 1So how did Coastal Custom Wine Cellars convert a small closet space into a wine storage room?
- 2Horizontal Display Wine Racks
- 3Single Bottle Storage
- 4High Reveal Display Row
- 5Wine Cellar Climate Control Equipment
- 6Wood Materials Used
- 7Custom Wine Cellar Door
- 8Wine Cellar Artwork - Painting by an Impressionist
- 9Do you want to have a home wine cellar of your own?
Beautiful custom wine cellars can be installed in any available living space of a home. For some of Coastal Custom Wine Cellars’ clients, they decided to convert a small closet, a garage, or an unused space in the kitchen, into a wine storage room.
For instance, this recently completed Coto de Caza home wine cellar project by Coastal Custom Wine Cellars involves converting a small, L-shaped under the stairwell closet into a fully functional home wine cellar space. This wine cellar under stairs has a total storage capacity of 404 wine bottles.
For this particular home wine cellar in California, the Coastal team combined the right mix of design elements and custom wine rack styles to create a custom wine cellar that not only provides excellent aesthetics, but also maximizes wine storage capacity of its limited space.
So how did Coastal Custom Wine Cellars convert a small closet space into a wine storage room?
The small size and intricate configuration of the closet space posed a challenge to the design team. Since Coastal Custom Wine Cellars had already done several wine cellar conversion projects, the design and construction went smoothly as planned.
The entrance to the Coto de Caza home wine cellar is tall enough for anyone to walk into the enclosure, but the ceiling quickly swoops down to a height of about 5 feet, following the sloping contours of the stairway.
Horizontal Display Wine Racks
Six-inch depth label forward horizontal display rows were installed on the left side wall, so as not to impede the entry, and to provide more room with which to move around the wine storage space.
Horizontal wine racks allow for a label forward orientation of wine bottles, that not only provides full view of wine labels, but also keeps the cork in constant contact with the wine.
Since the horizontal display racks sit right underneath the stairwell, they feature a stair step down design, to accommodate the change in height of the ceiling.
Single Bottle Storage
The back wall of the Coto de Caza wine cellar under stairs project features individual bottle racking, a display row with high reveal, and X-bin racking. Single bottle wine racks have bottle openings that measure 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, which can hold most 750 ml wine bottles.
Below these are a series of X-bins that can accommodate multiple bottles of different sizes and shapes.
High Reveal Display Row
A high reveal display row is an excellent display solution and management tool. It pitches wine bottles to a 15 degree angle that provides eye level display of wine labels, for easy identification and selection of wines. This allows wine collectors to efficiently organize similar wines above and below the display row.
Located deep in the Coto de Caza home wine cellar is the end wall that features a short racking system, which provides additional storage for individual bottles and case lots. This line of wine racking solution is shorter than the rest, because the space right above it was where the Coastal team mounted the climate control system.
Wine Cellar Climate Control Equipment
Efficient wine closets must have proper refrigeration equipment, to help maintain the ideal climate conditions for aging and storing wines. For the Coto de Caza wine cellar under stairs project, the Coastal team supplied a WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split System.
This compact cooling unit is ideal for small wine rooms or wine closets. The condensing unit of this refrigeration equipment can be located remotely, for ultra-quiet and efficient operation.
Wood Materials Used
In order to blend well with the chappo-stained Philippine mahogany wine racking system, as well as create an unusual appearance to the Coto de Caza home wine cellar project, reclaimed cooperage tongue and groove components from retired oak wine barrels were used as wine cellar flooring.
Cooperage series oak barrel flooring comes from 10 – 12 year old wine barrels. This reclaimed wood component displays beautiful cooperage stamps, and special markings of wineries and vintages.
Reclaimed wine barrel flooring products are a striking addition to wine storage rooms, whether they are small wine closets or wine cellar under stairs conversion, because they provide a distinct atmosphere that evokes a sense of wine history.
Custom Wine Cellar Door
Since the wine cellar is a climate controlled room, it is important to keep an air tight seal.
To achieve this, and complete the look of the wine cellar under stairs project in Coto de Caza, the construction team installed a high quality custom wine cellar door.
A Seville custom wine cellar door was chosen for this project. It features an operable wrought iron gate, placed over a dual paned glass. Operable means it can be opened and closed, for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
Wine Cellar Artwork – Painting by an Impressionist
The interior walls of the Coto de Caza home wine cellar California feature faux painting wine cellar artwork. The painting is a masterpiece of impressionist Janina Pazdan.
The artist created a grapevine paint theme and colors using light tones and graceful strokes, that resulted in beautiful wine cellar artwork, consisting of abstract images that lend a unique character to the wine cellar space.
Janina Pazdan is an impressionist artist that hails from Poland. She spent 10 years perfecting her craft in oil painting, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture at The Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.
The masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degaz, Henre Toulouse-Lautrec, Edward Monet, and Diego Velazquez influenced her impressionistic style. Pazdan loves painting landscapes, oceanscapes, gardens and flowers. Her artworks are often inspired by music and poetry.
Do you want to have a home wine cellar of your own?
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is an expert in designing and building commercial and residential custom wine cellars. The company has been in the business for more than 10 years, and provides services in California, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Washington.
For passionate wine lovers who want to add exquisite wine cellar artwork to their wine cellar projects, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars would be glad to schedule a consultation with the Janina Pazdan, to see how she can enhance the aesthetics of a wine storage space through her custom designed abstract images.