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 […]
Rich turns his big design ideas into diagrammatic floor plans that meet the functional requirements of the home and address program needs, client wishes (the client being his wife Jill) and site specific challenges.
While on family vacation, the modernist structures in Iceland inspire Rich’s design of the new Granoff home on the Connecticut waterfront.