When considering a new luxury house, there are some non-negotiables: several large bedrooms for optimum beauty rest; spa bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs; wall-to-wall marble; an elegant kitchen that won’t get much use; and obviously, a pool. But the most important room of all is an opulent, temperature-controlled wine cellar. Because your cases of Château Margaux can’t sit just anywhere.
We scrolled through home listings on Zillow to find some of the best wine cellars installed in luxury homes. Here are our picks, for your consideration.
5 wine cellars to inspire:
Now here’s something you don’t see every day: a six-bedroom, six-bathroom house with a wine cellar made out of pink concrete. If there aren’t enough holes in the walls to hold all the wine, there are plenty of big decorative wicker storage baskets hanging from the ceiling. There’s even a big barrel to store wine should homeowners decide to dabble in winemaking.
Stone walls, gothic chandeliers, iron-wrought racks — the dark and small wine cellar in this Nevada home may leave owners thinking they’ve left the house for a trip back in time. All the wood and mixed stone furnishings give the room a medieval feel. And while there aren’t many options for storing wine bottles on their sides, there are display boxes and shelving to keep a few bottles lying upright and a little table for tasting sessions. Other bells and whistles included in this six-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate? A pool table, mosaic tiles and spiral staircases, a pool, horse stables, and direct private access to Lone Mountain.
If the grand entrance and gothic chandeliers in this compound, tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Oyster Bay within New York’s Long Island, doesn’t wheel you in, then the wine cellar certainly will. For starters, it’s two stories. Yes, two floors full of racks for storing bottles of wine. The top floor is all about the display with shelves nailed to the walls horizontally, so the labels show. Take a walk down the spiral iron staircase and find a more traditional cellar where the bottles rest on their sides in tiny wooden cubby holes. There’s even a little room with barrel tables to drink the wine nearby. As for the rest of the 10,500 square-foot property, well, it’s move-in ready with six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a home gym, a pool, and plenty of marble.
Imagine standing at the floor-to-ceiling windows, looking out at the sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, watching the water glisten in the distance, and people moving in the city streets some 30 floors below. All that’s missing is a glass of bubbly, which is an easy fix when there’s a wine room stacked with wine racks and two wine refrigerators just down the hall of this swanky penthouse. With shelves to display decanters and glassware and wire racks for bottles to lay on their side with the labels showing, this wine cellar is like a work of art, dressed with walls that look like cork and a tavern chandelier smack in the center of the room. Meanwhile, the rest of the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom apartment is decorated with modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the place.
Yet another New York gem of a home, this 2-acre property is located in the posh South Hamptons neighborhood. It’s spacious enough, with nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and one super luxe wine cellar. It’s a room of its own with dozens of wine racks, display boxes, and shelves for glassware. The cellar is brightly lit with a chandelier that serves as an art piece, drawing the eye to the center of the room. If the cellar isn’t grand enough to prove this house is worth the taking, then the home movie theater with recliner seats and cup holders in the armrest — you know, for holding glasses of wine and popcorn — should do the trick. There’s also an indoor and outdoor pool, basketball court, tennis court, and a spa on the property.