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Tucked under The Pensacola model home’s floating staircase is a gem—literally. A glass-enclosed wine storage and display space features a suspended agate slab backlit with LED pixel panels. To ensure the space’s longevity and utility, the team cleverly designed the LED pixel panels to be easily accessed and removable via an open channel located behind the permanent vertical agate slab.

The space includes a custom wine bottle rack backed by white oak planks, a floating live-edge walnut slab table top and an industrial-style steel tube frame structure. 

Given the complexity of location and compact size under a floating staircase, the team innovated several solutions. They carefully designed and installed the backlit wood planks behind the wine display rack without obstructing the function of the LED channels, maximized space by installing a suspended walnut slab table top inside the wine room and installed cabinet doors underneath the slab for extra under-stair storage. Finally, they familiarized their team with the new LED pixel panel technology and worked closely with the electrician on its installation and function.


KC Architecture

Contractor/Interior Designer

B.L. Rieke Custom Homes

Photos by

Josie Henderson


Engineer: Apex Engineers  New Home Community: Timber Rock Development  Real Estate Agent: Weichert Realtors, Welch and Company  Cabinets: Miller’s Custom Cabinets  Countertops: SCI Surfaces  Electrical: Elite One Electric  Flooring: SVB Flooring  Fabrication Company: Custom Products (Staircase Structure & Custom Ironwork), Architectural Surfaces (Agate Slabs), Buildermaker (Trimwork)  Hardware: Locks & Pulls  Lighting Fixtures: Rensen House of Lights  Paint: Millennium Painting Company Glass Panels: Fountain Glass

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