Wine collection stored under perfect conditions in hidden cellar

by: REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - The wine cellar has a 1,695-bottle capacity and is kept at 60â?° F. The floor is made of antique terra cotta Parefeuille tiles.Always liking to include “a little something unexpected” in her work, interior designer Tina Barclay of Barclay Interior Design Group, created a wine cellar extraordinaire for clients. The cellar has a capacity of 1,695 bottles, and at that size should be hard to miss in any home.

But where and how she designed the cellar leaves guests asking, “where’s the cellar?”

The project, which involved tearing down a 35-year old home on Rosemont Road between Lake Oswego and West Linn and rebuilding on the site, began in 2002 and took about a year and a half to complete. She said the idea came through collaboration with the cabinet maker.

“It is a fun concept,” said Barclay. “What used to be an exercise room is now hidden space behind custom cabinetry. ”

Access to the wine cellar is made by sliding open a custom cabinet panel in the club room.

Entry to the wine cellar is through what looks like ordinary cabinetry in the club room of the home. The cabinet front slides to allow entry into the wine cellar, which is kept at an ideal 60?° F. The floor is made of antique French terra cotta Parefeuille tiles, reclaimed from materials found in 19th century stables. The walls are lined floor to ceiling with bins for wine, accessible at all levels by use of a library ladder.

“It’s hidden from view, but easily accessible,” said Barclay.

The terra cotta tile floor and constant cool temperature allow the homeowner extra storage for keeping other beverages cool, too.

To learn more about designing wine cellars and other residential design projects, visit barclayinteriors. com or call 503-635-1278.

The wine cellar is hidden from view when the cabinet is closed.

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