These wine rooms go beyond mere function, storing bottles properly while incorporating eye-catching materials—such as richly hued wood and ornate ironwork—to create spaces that are both practical and attractive.
Classic Calistoga Hacienda
Calistoga, California | Jim Clopton & Arthur Goodrich, Sotheby’s International Realty – St. Helena Brokerage
One of the most desirable estates in Calistoga, this 2.38-acre property is enveloped by vineyards at the foot of Mount St. Helena and the Palisades. Throughout its generous 6,485-square-foot manor, the light is lovely and warm, and vistas are peacefully pastoral. Highlights include four bedrooms, a distinguished living room, a well-outfitted chef’s kitchen that opens to a dining area and a family room, and, naturally, a wine cellar with an impressive storage capacity.
Pacific Heights Gem
San Francisco, California | Rebecca Schumacher, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
Redesigned and reconstructed in 2020, this 2,820-square-foot three-bedroom home is an elegant gem just steps from Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights. The light-flooded interiors include an open plan kitchen, living, and dining area with a bay window providing a water view; a primary suite occupying an entire level; a versatile upper level with a full bath and two terraces; two bedrooms and a garage on the entry level; and in the basement, a handsome wine and media room that accommodates a sizeable collection.
French-Inspired Elegance in Houston
In the prestigious Houston neighborhood of Tanglewood, this five-bedroom French-inspired manor is filled with elegant spaces for sophisticated living and entertaining. Among them are a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room with easy access to a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a wine “vault” with an ornate iron gate, and a relaxed great room with a fireplace and access to the covered patio, which offers an outdoor shower, an impressive summer kitchen, and a dazzling swimming pool and spa with water features.
Spectacular Upper West Side Townhome
New York, New York | Cathy Taub, Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Sophisticated and stylish, this magnificent smart home off Riverside Drive and across from Riverside Park is flooded with light thanks to a rear façade composed of windows. The 8,800-square-foot home covers six stories and features six fireplaces, up to six bedrooms, and multiple outdoor living spaces, including a landscaped rooftop terrace enjoying Hudson River views and a true panorama of the city. The basement level offers a mirrored gym with James in-wall speakers and a climate-controlled 1,100-bottle wine room.
The effortless 7,038-square-foot floor plan of this five-bedroom estate in the leafy environs of Tanglewood includes an open-concept kitchen with a den, a breakfast room, and a wet bar; a wood-paneled library; a game room; a media room with a kitchenette; formal living and dining rooms; and a wonderful wine cellar and tasting room. Lush lawns, manicured gardens, a covered patio with a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen, and a refreshing pool and spa complete the alluring picture.