As a specialist heritage builder who works out of Victoria, Murray Berrill is no stranger to new and intriguing projects. However, Berrill is now taking his passion to a whole new level. The COVID-19 lockdown has a number of people who have taken their creativity to new and awesome places, and Murray is no exception.
He turned this staircase into a wine cellar and we cannot get over the ingenuity on display here. We also agree strongly with the rationale behind his decision. Berrill is a man who likes to take advantage of all of the space that he has available. Best of all, he got this project finished for roughly $4,500 AU.
“I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you’re essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it. We had to work out how all the bottles were going to fit and make sure the entire design was strong enough,” Murray told FEMAIL by DailyMail.
Each step comes with its own drawer, which allows the wine bottles to rest on their side. He provided plenty of insulation for each drawer. In case you are wondering, there is no vibration here. The stairs have been mounted to a concrete slab at the base, so there’s no movement to worry about whatsoever. Murray has definitely thought of everything here, that is for sure.
He completed this entire project within a week and a half. Quarantine has brought out his quirkier side and we are here for it. And in case one were to live in a hotter climate, a cooling unit can be fitted to match the 156-bottle staircase cellar.
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People in the comments were loving the idea, with one person saying, “Omg it’s the stairway to heaven!”
Another commented, ” – now there is a reason for a second story!” And we couldn’t agree more.
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