Colorado Home Builders Association Honors 2015 Winners
Savanté Wine Cellars has been honored with the Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence by the Home Builders Association. The Clark Room won first place in the specialty room’s category. This will be the second award the Clark Room has received, the first being the Woodworking Network’s Design Portfolio. We are proud to share that Colorado Expression Magazine has included us in their winner’s spread.
How an Office Became A Custom Wine Cellar
Originally an unused office, Savanté Wine Cellars, along with a team of interior designers, custom artisans and contractors, transformed the space into a decadent cellar. Several architectural and engineering feats first had to be overcome, such as necessary floor re-enforcements and bay window adaptations. In addition to the Clark’s collection of over three thousand bottles and the custom woodworking, the weight needed to be taken into account for the room’s longevity.
The large carousel in the middle of the room also needed specific engineering to fit in the space. Each level was crafted to move independently to minimize bottle disruption. The curved walnut racking and re-claimed wine barrel stave counters adds a warmth and intimate feel to the space. A custom rolling ladder for accessing high bottles was added to increase inventory efficiency. Custom stained glass was designed, including the family’s crest, and several European vineyards they frequented were incorporated to diffuse the light for the collections preservation.
We want to thank our fellow partners on this project and congratulate them on this award as well. We are extremely proud of this wine cellar due to its truly unique and unmatched beauty. For more of our award winning rooms, please visit our accolades page and to view more photos of the Clark Room visit the Sommelier Collection.