Inside, ambient task and accent lighting is used to enhance each of the spaces and accentuate the modern art collection throughout the home. Mini trimless square downlights create ample general lighting, while accent and strip lights help add light to work surfaces and provide additional task lighting. Finally, dramatic decorative fixtures throughout are used to […]
From his experience with restaurant design, where wine walls are commonly used as a focal point, Rich opted for a glass front wine wall located right off of the entry stair on the main floor of Osprey Point. This location perfectly combined design and function, creating a feature element at the top of the stair […]
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 […]
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.
Rich and his son, Jake, use massing to further develop the architecture of Osprey Point. Check out the video rendering of the final design!