Combining Tradition and Fine Wine: Queens Lane Silo & Shop
The Queens Lane Wine Silo & Shop was designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects and is located in Jackson, Wyoming. According to the architects’ description, “the main residence of log, stone, and timber draws its inspiration from early twentieth century National Parks lodge architecture, whereas the two additional buildings on the property (the shop/office and the silo) serve as a counterpoint to traditional notions of the western log structure. The wine silo comprises the final addition to the compound and it stands adjacent to the shop. Because the compound lies in the Snake River flood plain, a standard wine cellar was incompatible with the building site. Borrowing from agrarian structures, the design team arrived at the silo form as an alternative, elevated storage system. The interior, inspired by a wine cask, is characterized by reclaimed fir woodwork and a spiral staircase that accesses carefully displayed wine bottles organized around the silo’s perimeter. The stair ascends to the roof where both the wine collection and views of the natural surroundings can be admired.” Freshome readers, how do you like to organize your fine wines?