The start of the new year signifies a time to hit the refresh button. For that reason, many participate in “Dry January,” where people abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year as a way to settle down after a busy, and often very social, holiday season. For those who took part in Dry January, congratulations because you’re almost done! But with the end of a libation-free month in sight, let’s talk about homes that appeal to the aspiring sommeliers and wine lovers alike.
According to a study from the Wine Institute, the U.S. is the largest wine-consuming nation per capita, which might make wine rooms and wine cellars an attractive feature in homes on the real estate market. Building a wine cellar into your home or purchasing a house that has one already could not only be a fun bonus room but might also be a great way to increase your home’s value.
It is important to know that wine cellars will cater to certain buyers more than others when considering making an investment in this particular home upgrade. For example, homebuyers who have incomes of $150,000 or more may be more likely to see the value add of a wine room, as reported by Realtor.com. The same research stated that 31% of homebuyers in this category listed a wine cellar as one of their most desired amenities when shopping for a new home, falling only second to a media room.
The Front Range has plenty of homes that align with the wants and needs of wine lovers. In Denver, 401 South Garfield Street #2 is a stunning European Villa in Cherry Creek’s private, gated community of Belcara. This home is crafted with the finest finishes including a beautiful beamed ceiling, granite kitchen countertops, and a flagstone courtyard. But what European-inspired home would be complete without a wine room? Guarded by a swirling wrought iron door, this room can hold all of your favorite vintages for any occasion. This home is currently listed by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) broker, Kate Perry for $2,495,000.
LIV SIR broker, Barb Silverman, has a listing in Boulder at 1133 Timber Lane that will transport you to the vineyard cellar of your dreams. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home has many impressive features, but the incredible wine room has to be one of the most unique. This room feels incredibly authentic with a mural of a long row of wine barrels and the floor is even covered with corks. This home is currently listed for $4,900,000.
South of Denver, in Castle Rock, 617 Cliffgate Lane, listed by LIV SIR broker Wanda Ford, boasts an expansive wine cellar and tasting room. This gorgeous bonus room can store 1,600 bottle of wine and even has a tasting room for you to sip on your selections. The sprawling estate also has relaxing outdoor living spaces with unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains, the perfect spot to enjoy some fresh air and unwind with a glass of wine.
Find your perfect home and wine pairing this year with the help of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s knowledgeable brokers by calling 303.893.3200 or by visiting livsothebysrealty.com.