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Design Elements - A Wine Enthusiast's Dream

Design Elements - A Wine Enthusiast's Dream

Many people enjoy wine, but some people take their interest further than just enjoying a glass here and there. This Ladue home features a completely custom wine cellar in the dining room. Bob Burmeister of Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry worked with April Jensen of ADJ Interiors to make their client’s dream of having a display-type storage space for wine and Champagne a reality. Since the clients enjoy entertaining, the dining room was the perfect space for such a feature.

“After discussing all the requirements, I then designed and fabricated each wine cabinet from scratch using Lyptus wood, which would handle different temperature zones,” he says. “Each cabinet had to be insulated.”

Burmeister used high-polished stainless steel doors with insulated clear glass, LED lighting for each cabinet, and polished nickel horizontal storage racks to handle standard 750 ml bottles all the way up to 1.5-liter magnum-sized bottles. The cabinetry also features case storage on the lower shelves. He notes that each unit had to be individually controlled from a remote location to correctly store the wines at their desired temperatures.

“The project was quite challenging, but very rewarding when the clients started sending me photos of them filling each unit with their private wine collection,” Burmeister says.

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Robyn is LN's digital editor and a staff writer. Proud alumna of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis and Eastern Illinois University. Avid coffee drinker, dog lover, concertgoer and word nerd.

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