Located along a secluded bend of the Blanco River, the cave is embedded into a forested hillside amongst oak and elm trees, providing a scenic and primal backdrop for the contemporary space. “The unassuming exterior entry court reveals a bit of mystery as it provides just a glimpse of what lies within,” explains a statement from the firm. The bar and cellar are tucked away deep within the existing tunnel, which is capped at the exterior with a board-formed concrete portal that molds to the irregular surfaces of the limestone. Inside, a material palette of white oakwood and Douglas fir on walls and ceilings provides a warm contrast to the raw exposed concrete and sections of stone walls of the original cave. Elegantly minimal, the ambiently-lit space houses an ever-expanding private collection of around 4,000 bottles for wine-lovers and design fans to enjoy.