The New American Remodel 2022 (Orlando, FL)
This Mid-Century Modern Marvel sits adjacent to the stunning Lake Sue just outside of Orlando, Florida. This home, recently remodeled as the renovation half of the 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, was designed to achieve National Green Building Standard “Emerald” certification, among other notable sustainable feats.
“Our design goals for the 2022 New American Remodel were not only to keep the period architecture, not only to expand the home and add a guest house, but to bring some bells and whistles,” says builder Eric Gray, of Designer Trade Services. “One of those being a separate bar and wine cellar.”
By The Numbers
- 163 Wine Bottles
- 337 Square Feet
- 50" Wide
The massive single-story home occupies a sprawling 6,993 sq. ft. of living space. Architecture by Phil Kean and Designer Trade Services spearhead the project; both incredibly knowledgeable in the intersection of architecture and sustainability.
“Lake Sue provides a beautiful backdrop for an innovative masterpiece like The New American Remodel 2022, the design of which will remain true to its original mid-century modern character,” according to the National Association of Home Builders. “This home will exhibit the latest technological advancements in the industry.”
The remarkable refresh on this home kept the original design at its core and now includes a framed glass-enclosed, conditioned wine room. Tucked behind the main entertaining area, it adds a hidden element of beauty and function to the home.
The space allotted for wine storage was perhaps the only place in the home it could fit and it was just 50-inches (1270mm) in total width, creating a challenge to allow for maximum bottle capacity, functionality, and beauty.
“It couldn’t be in your face. So many people want to put it by the staircases or this and that. We weren’t able to do that because of some design constraints with this type of home,” Gray says. “But I think we nailed it.”
Owner, Designer Trade Services
Years in the Trade: 25
Locations: Winter Park (FL) & New York
The Evolution Low Profile racking system fit the bill perfectly, with its single-bottle depth configuration clocking in at an oh-so-slim 3″ (77mm) in total depth. We worked with Designer Trade Services to spec out a one-bottle depth rack on one side and a triple bottle version (11″ in depth) opposite to align with the width of the door and accompanying glass walls on either side.
For an added design punch, W Series Perch vertical wine racks and Vino Pins (attached to a mounting Plate) were added to face out to the hall. This innovative design choice is a great example how VintageView products are fully customizable and modular; to build in any way your imagination (or client) takes you.
Designer Trade Services custom built a marble and wood bar in the back of the room for liquor and other storage. They partnered with Maiden Steel to create the built-to-fit steel-framed glass door for a stunning entrance to the room that preserves the integrity of the environment inside.
The temperature is controlled by a Cellar Pro ducted cooling system, which can keep the room a constant temp below 60 degrees.
Don’t wait until the last minute to install the door. In finishing this home during a challenging supply chain time, products were coming direct to the home just weeks before it was set to debut at IBS 2022. The Maiden door was one such feature, and it came fully welded together, ready to install. But … the opening to get to the cellar area was smaller than the door, forcing the Designer Trade Services team to cut a large slot in the wall, from the living room, to slide the door into place.