The owners are gracious hosts who love to entertain. In discussing the program for the entertaining spaces, the design team saw a great opportunity to access their wine cellar from both the formal dining room on the main floor and the extensive entertainment area on the lower level. Taking advantage of that, the team created a dramatic double-height space that connects the two spaces and serves as an attractive destination for guests.
Flanking the dining area, a large frameless glass opening showcases the two-story vault, visible through the glass floor. This impressive display features custom-finished floating panels with minimalist double-deep racks that show off the wine and offer guests the exhilarating experience of stepping onto the glass floor to choose a bottle with the hosts. A spiral stair with glass treads leads down to the lower level, which has a large alcove for the display of champagne, as well as storage for glasses, accessories, and memorabilia. Approached from the lower-level recreation room and bar, the wine cellar is accessed through a pair of unique bronze peacock entry doors that were renovated from a gate the owners found at the Paris flea market.