As promised, here are my photos from our visit to the Bonobo Winery in Traverse City, Mi. This view will be absolutely amazing in the summer! The building is placed overlooking the vineyards and the West Arm of the Grand Traverse Bay. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Bonobo is owned by Todd and Carter Oosterhouse.
The exterior will be even more beautiful when the property is landscaped (A little difficult to do in cold Michigan winters).
Once inside, this is your view……
Its so open and bright. There are several seating areas and no two are the same.
This photo is from the opposite end. The clean white counters prevent the wooden bar area from being too rustic. Everywhere you look there are combinations of textures and styles, from modern to traditional and sophisticated to rustic.
This seating area is primarily feminine with its tufted cream linen upholstery. And the large window is a garage style door that opens up to the patio area, overlooking the Bay.
This was one of my favorite areas. I just love the industrial tables. This stone fireplace is open to the outside patio.
Here is a better view.
This fireplace was quite grand. And had a modern design, opposite of the stone fireplace on the adjacent wall.
This photo of another seating area turned out a bit fuzzy. But again it blends traditional leather furniture with a more feminine style tray table with its turned legs.
This room was off on its own. I’m not sure its intended purpose. It almost had a cafe’ feel to it.
Isn’t it amazing????!! This is the BEST winery I have ever been too. Actually I think this is the best commercial space I have every seen. EVER. And it isn’t even because it Carter’s 😉 I’m not sure who the designer was, whether it was Carter himself or someone else, but I would love to meet them. If I ever have the opportunity to design a space like this, this is exactly what I would have done. The use of grays, browns, whites and natural elements is my style exactly. From what I have heard, the large barn style doors in the above photo were built by Carter.
Bonobo has only been open 2 months. I asked about weddings. As of now they are unable to have ceremonies there, but they do have events there including receptions. I may have to have mine there someday………