By increasing the scope of the build to include the butler’s pantry and even extend into the recently remodeled kitchen, we were able to accomplish that feel. The framing of the space under the stairs to incorporate the wine refrigerators and display niches as well as the barrel ceiling in the butler’s pantry was critical to the overall success of the project.
The project also entailed the relocation of electrical outlets, switches, lighting, fire sprinklers and even a whole house vacuum outlet. The fire sprinklers specifically presented a challenge due to the uncommon angles presented by the vaulted ceiling as well as the uneven surfaces of the finished masonry work.
The drywall work, while not visible, was also critical in ensuring that the final masonry/stone work was completed with the artistic finish reminiscent of the old world feel.
With its completion, this beautiful wine grotto not only enhances the feel and value of this home, but provides the owner the reminiscent feel of the old world charm and relaxation that can only be achieved by custom, thoughtful craftsmanship.