Vigilant | March 19, 2012
In the eastern Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem, Vigilant Woodworks created this picture-perfect custom wine cellar in a sprawling, western-ranch style home. The wood and stone accents used throughout the house were integrated into the spacious wine cellar, including a slightly vaulted wooden ceiling and custom stonework on the walls and columns.[caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Stemware storage and single-bottle displays are featured in these racks constructed against a rustic brick wall."][/caption]
The wine cellar has a capacity of 2600 bottles in a variety of racks and displays, including individual bottle storage for different bottle sizes, high reveal and vertical bottle displays, diamond bins and hanging stemware storage. Custom radius crown and floor moldings complete the picture. There is a full-height ladder system for easy access to the higher storage areas. Because this unique wine cellar has viewing windows on three sides, some of the angled bottle displays were designed to show labels to the inside and outside of the wine room. The mahogany French-style entrance doors feature two 30” sidelights.[caption id="attachment_1258" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="French-style entrance doors with 30” sidelights let daylight into the interior. This wine cellar has viewing windows on three sides."][/caption]
The centerpiece of this wine cellar is a 32” highly distressed solid mahogany and glass Tuscan table with stemware storage. The table and all the other wooden racks and displays were finished in Vigilant’s Shaker Maple stain, giving the room a warm, rich glow. The result is an impressive showcase for the homeowners’ admitted passions: wine and the West.
(Designed and manufactured in the USA by Vigilant Woodworks; installed by Gallagher Custom Wine Cellars.)