Vin Rouge

Durham, NC

Vin Rouge is a French bistro that is located just off Ninth Street, in Durham, NC.  The project involved the conversion of a former gas station into a space that included a small dining area, an open kitchen and support space.  Two exterior dining areas were also developed to allow for optional seasonal dining.

The design maximized the elements of the existing space to create the “funky Americanized French Bistro” aesthetic that was requested by the owner.  The high ceilings of the automotive bays were left exposed to capture the maximum volume.  The existing concrete floors were stained and the clean lines of the 1960’s exterior metal panel façade enhanced to complete the design.  This unusual collection of utilitarian parts creates a simple backdrop for the flamboyant furnishings and accessories supplied by the owner.

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Contractor :


Structural :

SGI Engineering

Mechanical / Electrical:

Atlantec Engineers


Marc Lamkin