The initial challenge of this white wine cellar project was the total floor to ceiling height of only 2m.
Given that the original space showed signs of damp and water ingress, the Structural waterproofing was a key consideration. Ventilation was and is an additional must for any basement custom wine cellar project.
Ventilation is also a building control requirement in a usable basement space. Within the design, it will additionally remove any surface moisture build up from dew point temperature condensation.
This system formed part of a bigger ventilation system plan covering the basement communal areas. There too were considerations of the concealment of the climate control systems. In this project, we are using a 900watt custom wine cooling system.
Ergonomics are always a standard design consideration. Once again this is demonstrated by lower case storage.
In addition to the design functional features, the centre features a usable marble shelf ideal for placing and pouring the wine.
For those flush seamless visuals, we have used frameless RAL colour matched venting grills for the climate control. The LED strip lighting is recessed in floating timber perimeter shelves. Low lumen spot lights add further lighting ambience.
Our client wanted to achieve a “french” rustic inspired custom white wine cellar with a ‘vaulted’ feel. In a space with only a 2m head height this took some careful consideration. We managed to create this with a curved bulkhead design running along the perimeter isles to the centre display of this rustic white wine cellar. The centre display, in turn, continued this curved ‘vaulted’ feature and added to the on looking ‘vault’ effect while having no impact on the head height.
While the space is bright and modern, the yellow brick slip walls enrich the space with traditional basement wine cellar values. Gone are the days of the stereotypical dark, damp, bricked and eery cobwebbed wine cellar.