Photo Gallery: Gorgeous Wine Cellars
Curate a wine collection worthy of its own room.
A detailed Moroccan kilim, brought back from a trip to Marrakech, defines the dining area in this large, open space. Richly veined, heated marble floors feel warm and look so too because of their soft brown shade. The standout feature is without a doubt the “cellevator”: a two-storey glass wine cellar with its own elevator made from a water feature in the home’s original design.
Designer Scott Yetman and his partner Jean Michel Lavoie are avid wine collectors, so it makes sense that their cellar is proudly displayed in the kitchen of their Quebec home. A glass front and chrome hardware lends modern appeal.
A wall of white French doors showcases this wine collection. A pair of airy painted-teak chairs and large wicker baskets create an intimate tasting spot, perfect for sampling a glass of wine at the end of the day.
The restaurant-inspired Cavavin Majestika wine fridges in the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome were a gift from The Wine Establishment and turn the downstairs lounge into a comfortable wine-tasting cellar.
Dramatic vein-cut travertine stairs lead to the lower level wine cellar. Soft lighting, polished wood and an earthy-toned carpet make the cellar feel warm and inviting.
Rich mahogany doors with wrought-iron and glass inlays fold open to reveal a backlit walk-in cellar. Weighty masonry evokes grand estate wineries.