How we turned our wine warehouse into a New York (-esque) loft apartment
How we turned our wine warehouse into a New York (esque) loft apartment whilst retaining its full commercial functionality...
I was inspired by New York loft apartments, particularly the early lofts of the 1960’s and 70’s which had only rudimentary, improvised kitchens, exposed pipes and beams, and industrial elevators. Both our warehouse buildings have good bones but the interiors, understandably lacked personality however, I really just fell in love with the concrete factory floor, exposed pipes, huge solid steel beams and the towering walls of concrete blocks.
The open nature of the space (much needed for our electric forklift) has come with some acoustic challenges as well as a little difficulty heating and cooling the living spaces in certain conditions however, we have overcome this by housing thousands of our most prized wines in two fully insulated, highly secured wine bunkers.
The main living space is home to fourteen beautifully crafted, bespoke, solid perspex units, which not only show off thousands of bottles so wonderfully but equally show off the industrial beauty of the towering walls of concrete blocks, their cracks and years of commercial use.
Gigantic solid oak book cases add much needed warmth and of course the additional practicality of storing more of our wines and our wine book collection.
1,200 bottles of wine housed in their original wooden cases have been simply transformed into our impressive seven seater corner sofa, which I have to confess is rather comfortable.
The twelve foot, solid American walnut table comfortably seats ten for breakfast, lunch and supper but equally reverts to a great tasting table which is neatly located by two of our Enomatic tasting machines. Imagine the fun of having 16 wines on tap at home? We do!
I guess I would describe our warehouse as having wonderful industrial interior décor, raw, creative and impossible not to fall for.
I look forward to welcoming you all to our home (Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 pm).