Wine Any Time
Custom wine-bottle shelves turn a kitchen island into a unique centerpiece in this new kitchen.
Here’s a case where necessity was the mother of invention. The staircase leading from the second door into the kitchen was situated in such a way that there wouldn’t have been enough room to navigate around a large rectangular island. Architect John Cole decided to add a gentle curve to the island to allow for a generous landing area. In order to support the Jet Mist granite, the sides of the island needed to be sturdy. The side opposite the sink incorporates traditional base cabinets, which provide the requisite structural support. In order to prop up the other side, Cole incorporated a built-in storage area, designed to hold bottles of wine. To keep the bottles from rolling, a groove was routed into each shelf. Cole’s clients were so pleased with the results that he has since incorporated the idea in other projects.
Architect: John Cole, John Cole Architect, Arlington, Mass., and Freyburg, Maine, johncolearchitect.com
Builder: Island Cove Building & Development, Raymond, Maine, islandcovebuilding.com
Photo: Brian Vanden Brink, brianvandenbrink.com
From Fine Homebuilding #287
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