Wine Cellar Addition in Potomac, MD

The goal of this home renovation project in Potomac, Maryland was to create an Old World wine cellar with a New World sensibility. The homeowners were interested in replicating the feel of underground wine storage in Burgundy while incorporating comfortable space to entertain family and friends.

The new addition was designed to complement their French-country-style home, and incorporates state-of-the-art systems to prevent sensitive wines from spoiling. The luxury remodeling contractor insulated the entire cellar, including the ceilings, with Icynene insulation to help maintain the correct temperature, humidity and airflow. The residential design build remodeler recommended a highly sophisticated HVAC unit featuring a built-in humidity detector and active monitoring, which sounds an alarm if cellar conditions move beyond an acceptable range.

Low voltage lighting was used throughout to control the quantity as well as the quality of light. The room’s sole door is glazed with insulated low-E glass to prevent extra light from harming the wines.

The cellar features four Carderock stone columns supporting the double-barrel-vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. The stone provides visual continuity with the graceful entry area, and blends with the hardy Vermont-slate floor. Three hand-built walnut wine storage units surround the seating area.

The homeowners love the new space and frequently use it to host larger wine-tasting gatherings as well as intimate wine-paired dinners.
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The goal of this home renovation project in Potomac, Maryland was to create an Old World wine cellar with a New World sensibility. The homeowners were interested in replicating the feel of underground wine storage in Burgundy while incorporating comfortable space to entertain family and friends. © Bob Narod Photography and BOWA
“we install this” — Magdiel Aroldo Lopez Godinez
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The goal of this home renovation project in Potomac, Maryland was to create an Old World wine cellar with a New World sensibility. The homeowners were interested in replicating the feel of underground wine storage in Burgundy while incorporating comfortable space to entertain family and friends. © Bob Narod Photography and BOWA
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The goal of this home renovation project in Potomac, Maryland was to create an Old World wine cellar with a New World sensibility. The homeowners were interested in replicating the feel of underground wine storage in Burgundy while incorporating comfortable space to entertain family and friends. © Bob Narod Photography and BOWA
“my job” — Magdiel Aroldo Lopez Godinez
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The new addition was designed to complement their French-country-style home, and incorporates state-of-the-art systems to prevent sensitive wines from spoiling. The luxury remodeling contractor insulated the entire cellar, including the ceilings, with Icynene insulation to help maintain the correct temperature, humidity and airflow. The residential design build remodeler reco...More
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Low voltage lighting was used throughout to control the quantity as well as the quality of light. The room’s sole door is glazed with insulated low-E glass to prevent extra light from harming the wines. The cellar features four Carderock stone columns supporting the double-barrel-vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. The stone provides visual continuity with the graceful entry ...More
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Wine Cellar Addition in Potomac, MD
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The cellar features four Carderock stone columns supporting the double-barrel-vaulted Venetian plaster ceiling. The stone provides visual continuity with the graceful entry area, and blends with the hardy Vermont-slate floor. Three hand-built walnut wine storage units surround the seating area. The homeowners love the new space and frequently use it to host larger wine-tast...More
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