During the refurbishment of their client’s 165-foot, Dutch-made Feadship yacht, architect Scarlett Breeding and project manager Richard Anuszkiewicz were presented with a design challenge: to create a striking centerpiece in the main salon featuring a media center on one side and a refrigerated wine display and serving station on the other. At its core, the unit would need to house electronic and mechanical systems, including custom-designed marine refrigeration and media controls. If that weren’t challenging enough, the team also had to engineer a way to secure 150 bottles of wine in high seas.
The finished project packages technology with materials that complement the yacht’s elegant interiors. On the media side, the unit boasts a fumed eucalyptus chest trimmed in polished stainless steel. A screen can be raised for viewing TV and movies or lowered to expose an antiqued-glass mirror backdrop. On the dining side, bottles are secured on mirrored, floor-to-ceiling shelves. Drawers in the piece’s side panels stow away table settings, linens and serving pieces.
CUSTOM CASEWORK: Scarlett Breeding, AIA, and Richard Anuszkiewicz, Alt Breeding Schwarz Architects, Annapolis, Maryland. INTERIOR DESIGN: Patrick Knowles, Patrick Knowles Designs, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. CABINETS: Premier Custom-Built, New Holland, Pennsylvania. TILE: Ann Sacks. PHOTOS: Billy Black.