Wine cellar door and bar cabinet

This project was really transformative, completely repurposing the existing space from a "Florida Room" with wrap around glass windows and an exterior covered porch into an intimate tasting room and wine cellar all done in matching stained mahogany.  Here's what we started with, a view from the back of the house outside:


We enclosed the back porch with a new floor and walls, which became the climate controlled wine cellar, then removed all the windows and replaced them with new Marvin units to match the rest of the house, and align with the existing units above.  We resided the first floor with new cedar shakes and it looks like it's always been there.

Inside, we designed a beautiful bar cabinet as seen in the photo below.  The base cabinet doors on the right hide a fully integrated beverage refrigerator, then a copper sink in the center, and deep roll outs for liquor bottle storage on the left.  Storage for stemware and glasses up above.  We did an leather finished absolute black granite counter for durability, but added a solid wood edge to match the cabinetry to dress it up.

Bar cabinet with chairs, front window

For the cellar itself, we installed a 9 foot wide set of glass and mahogany doors, so the cellar felt more like a part of the tasting room, and the collection could be admired without having to be inside the 55 degree climate controlled room (though with the summer we've been having, I would be sleeping in there for sure).  We added decorative pilasters and a pediment top and had it stained and finished to match the adjacent bar cabinet.

Wine cellar door, looking in

Inside the cellar, we did a custom racking system in stained mahogany courtesty of the Wine Enthusiast.  Most of the collection is single bottle storage, which is really impressive visually, but added touches like a display row running around the room and some magnum storage shelves for interest.  We installed a small counter of the same black granite as a work surface and tiled the floor with a coppery, bronze tile that continues the tones of the wood floor through the cellar. 

Interior wine cellar, display and counter

It was a tricky project, but a great final result, especially since the two spaces that were not being used to their fullest potential will now give the homeowners a really great entertaining space for years to come.