What do you do when a client has 2,000 bottles of wine and no where to properly store it? My answer was to convert a 2nd floor, over the garage “bonus room” into a wine loft. The practical challenges were: structural support of 6,000 pounds of wine– solved with steel beams in the sub floor; climate control–solved with cooling units in the attic and garage, and functionality–solved with glass partitions and an open mind. The antique brick columns frame the large format bottles and storage drawers, which are finished with 2,000 year old redwood. The floor is Italian tile in a concrete finish with random graffiti. I added programmable lighting which allows for 6 different lighting scenes; from dramatic display, to functional task lighting–this client is in control. The tasting area includes Barcelona chairs and a leather love seat to provide a comfortable but contemporary environment to enjoy a first growth Bordeaux with friends (make that very good friends). To the left of the signed advertising poster is the Champaign area–because every successful relationship is based on sharing your space. Cheers.