White American Oak Wine Cellar
Essex, England

This wine cellar design brief also included the need for discreet storage of guns and ammunition, a room for entertaining and serving food and a ‘secret’ storage space for prized wines, all with bespoke cabinets. The area was already divided into various shaped rooms and alcoves, so the challenge was to successfully maintain a usable space that effortlessly flowed into each other while making each room appropriate in climate and ambience.

Features: Utilising an area designated to store ice, we removed all concrete dividers present on the stone plinth and levelled the floors, adding a waterproof membrane and sump pump, before tiling. Pipework was insulated and covered. Bespoke cabinets and LED lighting were installed. A bespoke sliding door made of scallop wine racking became the ‘secret’ door into the prized collection room. Other finishing touches included silver temperature barometers and wall mounted bottle opener.