With all that in mind, Rich knew a must-have in the kitchen would be a massive island that would provide plenty of counter space, room for at least four seats at the island and could double as a large buffet when entertaining or throwing one of his wine dinners. In order to achieve the waterfall […]
To modernize it, he designed a steel staircase that wraps around a glass elevator and has a 35 foot glass curtain wall along the side. The monolithic rift cut oak treads are open, making the staircase feel as if floating in mid-air. The elevator serves as the guardrail on one side of the staircase the […]
The building is clad in Oko Skin, which is a composite cementitious material that will be low-maintenance, last many years and did not require deforestation. The home is heated and cooled using an air-source heat pump system. This is a super-efficient “next gen” system that provides comfortable indoor air temperatures utilizing a minimal amount of […]
There are several reasons it is important to involve the landscape architecture team early in the design process of a custom home. The team helps site the house to capitalize on features of the surrounding landscape. For example, important views can be highlighted while unwanted views may be obstructed and sunny vs. shady areas can […]
At Osprey Point, it was important to Rich to develop a floor plan that would complement his and his wife Jill’s informal lifestyle, which ranges from entertaining groups of all sizes, hanging out with their kids when they are visiting or just spending an evening alone relaxing at home. Having lived in an open plan […]
The earliest schematic designs were based on a modular 6 ft. wide glass panel with a pair of 12 ft. sliding glass doors as the dominant facade treatment on the west side of the home. This developed into a system of over-sized windows and glass doors on all four sides of the house. The great […]
Additionally, a waterfront house like this one must be raised off of the existing grade to allow for possible storm surge and flooding. At Osprey Point, the existing grade is located approximately at Elevation 8, or 8 ft. above sea level. For some context, Superstorm Sandy rose to approximately Elevation 11. After the “100 year storm”, […]
Open-web Wood Trusses Instead of traditional 2×12 wood floor/roof framing, Rich chose to use open-web wood joists. These are fabricated in a shop, and are composed of 2x4s and steel plates. The advantages of open-web joists include increased spans/loading, faster erection times and ease of running mechanical/electrical wiring/piping/ducts through them without drilling. AdvanTech Sub-Flooring Instead […]
Meet the village of people helping Rich Granoff realize his vision on the design and construction side of his new home in Greenwich, Osprey Point.
As construction ramps up at Osprey Point, we take a look at some of the early stages of site prep, foundation and steel work on site through a series of time-lapse videos.