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With the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, the Wine Cellar will be clearly visible from the adjacent dining room (‘Wine Dining’). 

The Wine Cellar will be visible from the Wine Dining through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

The Wine Cellar will be visible from the Wine Dining through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

The ceiling will drop as one enters the Wine Dining from the lower level atrium and the ceiling will be the reclaimed Redwood from the original house.  The ceiling will continue to be dropped in the Wine Cellar and then it will ‘open up’ to 9 foot 6 inches.  Inset in the raised ceiling will be aluminum cooling panels that will maintain the Wine Cellar at a constant temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

The flooring material of the Wine Dining will be unfinished hardwood flooring.  We don’t want the flooring to be finished as we will be looking for a ‘raw’ look, consistent with a wine cellar.  Importantly, we don’t want to be concerned when anyone spills a glass of wine.  The same flooring will continue inside the Wine Cellar, expect the flooring will be perpendicular to the hardwood flooring in the Wine Dining.

The Wine Cellar will have two aisles, each with hardwood flooring and crushed rock.

The Wine Cellar will have two aisles, each with hardwood flooring and crushed rock.

The Wine Cellar will have two shelves (mirror images of each other) divided by a 'waterfall' in the center.

The Wine Cellar will have two shelves (mirror images of each other) divided by a 'waterfall' rack in the center.

The aisles will be 30 inches wide, with 18 inches of hardwood flooring.  Women will be able to wear high heels in the Wine Cellar and not worry about navigating the crushed rock.

The aisles will be 30 inches wide, with 18 inches of hardwood flooring. Women will be able to wear high heels in the Wine Cellar and not worry about navigating the crushed rock.

To illustrate the design of the racking systems in the Wine Cellar, we have three cross sections.

There are three cross sections that show the details of the racking systems (AA, BB and CC).

There are three cross sections that show the details of the racking systems (AA, BB and CC).

The racks on the North side and South side of the Wine Cellar are identical, as mirror images of each other.  The lower racks will be two bottles deep and the upper racks will be one bottle deep.

The racks on the North side and South side of the Wine Cellar are identical, as mirror images of each other. The lower racks will be two bottles deep and the upper racks will be one bottle deep.

The 'waterfall' rack in the center will have diamond bins at the back for bulk storage.  The other racks will have unique location references to store individual bottles.

The 'waterfall' rack in the center will have diamond bins at the back for bulk storage. The other racks will have unique location references to store individual bottles.

This cross section shows the view from the Wine Dining.  There will be recessed perimeter lighting in the celing and over the display bottles.

This cross section shows the view from the Wine Dining. There will be recessed perimeter lighting in the celing and over the display bottles.

 

 

This detailed design of the center rack shows the 'waterfall' with capacity for five diamond racks and large format bottles (1.5 liter bottles).This detailed design of the center rack shows the ‘waterfall’ with capacity for five diamond racks and large format bottles (1.5 liter bottles).