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Design Home 2016: Wine Room

What do you do with a double door closet near the kitchen when you don’t need a pantry due to the massive amount of cabinetry in the kitchen and your coats are left on the entry level? You create a Wine Room.

A glass box enclosure, chilled and holding wine racks became a focal point and nice transition between the Kitchen and Dining Room. Originally conceived with three-sided wine racks, leaving some racks out of the wine room made it more transparent and gave room for more items on the floor like cases or magnums. In reality the wine room can be made shallow, deep, small or large with as many racks as you prefer. Single sided or with wine all around.

One of the most talked about and photographed spaces in the home, the Wine Room intrigued many visitors. We created a wine room in Design Home 2012 when we were the Interior Design firm to oversee that project, and we knew early on with Design home 2016 that it would be great to have a townhouse version of the same concept.

We coined the phrase that one was “never more than one floor away from wine” because bars with wine/beverage refrigerators were on the 1st and 6th levels, so with the Wine Room on the 3rd level, one truly was never more than one floor away from wine.

Pick up the December issue of Philadelphia magazine (which comes out in late November) to see photos of the Wine Room and to see the entire Design Home 2016 feature and photos.

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