Decorative glass door headlines HGTV's 'Battle on the Block'
The basics: In January 2010, Home and Garden Television Producer Jessica Cozzetta called Sans Soucie Art Glass Studios, Palm Desert, Calif., looking for a glass door for a wine room. The wine room would be featured as part of a kitchen remodel on the network’s "Battle on the Block" show. The show pits neighboring families against one another as they redesign one room in their house within a designated budget. The family who comes up with the winning design receives a cash prize. As part of their kitchen remodel, homeowner contestants Kevin and Tracee Holzendorf of Jacksonville, Fla., wanted to turn an old pantry into a wine room, and selected Sans Soucie Art Glass’ Vineyard Grapes Cascade, 3D Carved Wine Door for the entrance.
“We both love wine, but never had a place to display some of the great bottles that we collected," Tracee says. “My vision was a wrought-iron gate with vines and grapes. I wanted to give the impression of walking through a gate into a vineyard.” The end result is a door that has become a conversation piece for family and friends. “The uniqueness of the etching adds an elegant look to our kitchen,” Tracee says. “The wine room door is one of the crown jewels.”
The players: Decorative glass door supplier, Sans Soucie Art Glass Studios, Palm Desert, Calif.; installer, Home & Curb Appeal Construction Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
The glass and systems: Vineyard Grapes Cascade, 3D Carved Wine Cellar Door featuring 3/8-inch clear tempered, dimensionally carved and shaded etched glass.