Level One: Our goal was to create harmony of colors and finishes inside and outside the home. The home is contemporary; yet particular finishes and fixtures hint at tradition, especially in the wine cave.
The earthy flagstone floor flows into the room from the entry foyer. Walls clad in mountain ash stone add warmth. So does the barrel ceiling in quarter sawn and rift American white oak with natural stain. Its yellow-brown tones bring out the variances of ochers and browns in the stone.
To maintain a contemporary feeling, tongue & grove ceiling planks are narrow width and closely set. The minimal wine rack has a diamond pattern that repeats the floor pattern. The wine barrel table and stools are made from recycled oak wine barrels. Their circular shapes repeat the room’s ceiling. Metal hardware on barrel table and stools echo the lighting above, and both fuse industrial and traditional styling, much like the overall room design does.
7. Pay attention to lighting. Cravotta suggests using Cree LEDLRP-38 bulbs on standard line-voltage tracks. “They’re cost effective, dimmable using standard dimmers, and the quality of light is very similar to the best halogen has to offer,” he says.
Down on the first level, the wine cave combines an old-world feeling with contemporary design. The ceiling and wine rack are both white oak.The first level also has a mudroom, garage access and two guest suites.
Wood throughout even on ceiling, from the wall of wine to quaint bar stools, the warm yet different lighting, and love the floor - they all tie together so nicely even with the barrel in the center being the focal point for gathering.