Residential Roundup: Home is Where the Wine Is

By Megan Montemarano

After a long day, there’s nothing better than enjoying a hearty glass of wine right from your personal collection. Complete with ample storage, temperature control, tasting rooms and more, in-home wine cellars are always popular, and for some, even a luxury amenity staple necessity. So crack open your favorite bottle of red or white, and make a toast to these five residences with inspiring wine cellars that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

12 Valley Road—Norwalk, Conn.

Imagine life in this elegant stone Georgian Colonial, located on 2.88 acres of waterfront land overlooking the Long Island Sound in Norwalk’s coveted Wilson Point—it’s flawless. With its formal rooms blended effortlessly with casual living spaces and exquisite craftsmanship throughout, this seven-bedroom, 12,768 square-foot home has it all, including a one-of-a-kind wine cellar. The space offers storage for 2,000 bottles, two cigar humidor cabinets and an original mounted barrel on the wall, as well as a tasting room. Other stand-out features include an in-home theatre, gym, heated infinity pool, spa, dock, four-car garage and adjoining two-story guest quarters.



For more information: Eileen Murphy, 203.321.6912,

4 High Road—Bronxville, N.Y.

Everything about this superbly maintained Normandy Tudor in Bronxville, N.Y., is exceptional. Designed by renowned architect Penrose Stout, the residence is set on its own private oasis, surrounded by a profusion of flowering shrubs, mature trees and terraced stonework. The brilliant atmosphere continues indoors, which has a beautiful combination of original and modern features, offering countless amenities for everyday living and entertaining. The state-of-the-art, 2,200-bottle wine room is a definite highlight.


For more information: Kathleen Collins, 914.715.6052,

10 Billow Road—Old Saybrook, Conn.

Set high upon a cliff facing the beautiful scenery of the Connecticut Shoreline, this waterfront Nantucket shingle-style home in Old Saybrook, Conn., contains the highest qualities and details. The residence was designed with formal and informal entertaining in mind, featuring marvelous amenities both inside and out, as well as oversized windows to take in the surrounding views. The 1,500 square-foot lower level includes a game room, mirrored exercise room and fabulous, 962-bottle certified wine cellar with a copper top tasting table, and enough space to store a wide variety of wine catered to every palette.


For more information: Colette Harron, 860.304.2391,

712 Oenoke Ridge—New Canaan, Conn.

Glamorous new interiors, updated approximately three years ago by Don White of Connecticut Homes, grace each room of this 13,526 square-foot stone and shingle-style Colonial. Features and amenities include detailed millwork, ten-foot ceilings, walls of windows and glass, a mahogany library, seven fireplaces, a family room bar and more. The lower level contains other amenities including a gym and sleek, glass enclosed state-of-the-art mahogany wine cellar. “The estate has every cutting-edge amenity imaginable,” says New Canaan listing agents Carol Hollyday and Rita Kirby. “Any avid wine collector will fall in love with the outstanding wine cellar offered here, which is just one of countless premier features present in the home.”



For more information: Carol Hollyday, 203.536.2032,; Rita Kirby, 203.984.7665,

175 Carter Road—Kent, Conn.

There’s no better place to enjoy your favorite glass of wine. Encompassing an authentic Tuscan feel combined with the latest technology, this European-inspired Kent, Conn., residence rests on 100 acres of sweeping land with spectacular panoramic mountain views. The property consists of a main house, guest house, gatehouse and infinity-edged saline pool and pool house, surrounded by pristine gardens and even a small vineyard. The finished lower level boasts a recent expansion, now offering a large gym, media room, two en suite guest bedrooms as well as a temperature-controlled, 40-foot-long wine cellar. Surrounded by stone and constructed of hand-rubbed mahogany, this space is a wine enthusiast’s dream, complete with an over 5,000-bottle capacity.




For more information: Ira Goldspiel, 917.626.3481,; Howard Schissler, 917.304.0871,; Rick Distel, 646.417.2720,

Check out the unique 800-bottle wine tasting room at 97 Graenest Ridge Road, a four-bedroom Colonial home in Wilton, Conn. Located directly adjacent to the dining room on the residence’s main floor, this outstanding space adds greatly to the home’s welcoming atmosphere. It even opens to an outdoor patio—the perfect reason to grab a glass and relax outside as the warmer spring weather approaches.



For more information: JoAnne Fisher, 203.858.0749,

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