The Wine Room / Vault ... (yes, it's in the cellar and yes, it's secured by PIN Code) ...  is nothing short of amazing.  Designed in the spirit of the old Tuscan wine cellars of Italy, constructed of natural stone and reclaimed antique brick ... truly magnificent. A wine collector and aficionado's dream.

The 20' x 9' wine room is tucked away on the lower basement level and is built into the earth.  The entire poured wall structure & ceiling behind the antique brick & rock is sealed in closed cell, anti-microbial insulation to completely encase it.  The room has a dedicated, externally located aqua-cooled AC unit with 200+ feet of in-ground geothermal tubing in the earth to provide automatic temperature and humidity control.  Low voltage LED lighting is recessed into each bin.  There is an art glass sink with custom bronze faucet. The room is also equipped with intercom and distributed music selection from the house system. 

Behind the old Italian entrance door (see photos below) is an access control keypad and automatic sliding glass door.  On the wall of stone & birch bark ... a 19th century gargoyle sconce guards & lights the way into this one of a kind hide away.

North Carolina with a touch of Italy.
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