GRADE’s Upper Mountain House will be a classic gesture balancing cosmopolitan lifestyle with the serenity of small-town living, set against some of the area’s most breathtaking views of New York City. The handsome, western-facing façade hints at influences from Philip Johnson’s modernist Connecticut homes. Its refined architectural lines and detailing, minimal window portals and glass firmly anchor the structure in stone, wood slats and steel, creating an exterior threshold, beyond which the composition and materiality unfold, quietly bolstering what will be an unparalleled panoramic experience. (Sq ft: 6,800)
GRADE embarks on a new journey designing ultra-luxurious interiors for our client’s private Bombardier 5000 jet. To complement the sophisticated palette and style envisioned for their estate currently being designed by GRADE, the interior design concept for the jet will serve as an extension of our client‘s home to ensure that they always feel at home when travelling. A soothing palette of cool beige and gray lend an inviting, spacious feeling to the cabin, and softly textured, luxurious interior finishes will add an extra layer of comfort and calmness to elevate the experience of private air travel.
At the Colony House on Madison Avenue, built in the early 60s, GRADE has redesigned the lobby with extensive changes to the interior architecture and furnishings, introducing a heightened sense of luxury upon entering the building. Luxurious materials and an artful, curated furniture package will reflect the finest qualities of Madison Avenue—elegance, sophistication and style. Inspired by the inviting feeling of Loro Piana’s luxurious fabrics, a calm, textured palette and oak screening will be paired with soft, gold metal detailing and blue quartz, to elevate the Colony House lobby as a new standard for the experience of arriving home. (Sq ft: 1,150)
From the idea to modernize an existing shingle-style home sprung GRADE’s concept for the Family Compound. A contemporary family complex will emerge from within the expansive, wooded property, including a main house renovation and addition of a newly designed Social Club, a trio of Artists’ Studios and a Stable to display 8 exotic cars. With pure, minimalist materials inspired by the organic surroundings, masses are concealed in lightness. Each Artist Studio is oriented to create private, inspiring bay views, while the Social Club is centered around extended family recreation. Indoor/outdoor spaces present ample opportunities for relaxation and play among the spa, play room and breathtaking infinity pool.
Nestled boldly amidst the historic landscape of Soho at 565 Broome, GRADE is undertaking the interior design and decoration of this luxury condominium enveloped within the sleek, glass jewel box-like structure designed by Renzo Piano. GRADE has envisioned a thoughtful organization of spaces to create a sense of comfort and luxury while setting the stage for a ’70s-cool, eclectic take on decoration. Modern, patterned wood floors and wall paneling evoke the feeling of a salon where the furniture and decoration will feature delicately blended warm and cool palettes and intricate elements to infuse the living spaces with personality. (Sq ft: 4,600)
At 551 West 21st Street, GRADE is creating a pied-à-terre and specially curating for it a modern art collection to be blended into the interior design and renovation. Located on the edge of the Chelsea Arts District, inside the masterly designed residential building of Sir Norman Foster, GRADE echoes architectural elements from the exterior in personalizing the apartment interiors. Custom details are found in the library, dining room and gallery: upholstered wall panels, decorative display niches and a suspended, suede-wrapped canopy. Tapping into the neighborhood culture and essence, GRADE carefully selects furnishings, lighting and works of art from galleries and artists around the world to create an immersive gallery experience further enhanced by 360° city views. (Sq ft: 4,200)
GRADE’s 56 Leonard private residence is slated to be a tranquil sanctuary perched above the cityscape while embodying the energy and chic appeal of downtown Manhattan. With floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of Manhattan, the open floor plan encourages natural light to radiate throughout each room. A mix of Scandinavian, French and Italian mid-century furniture curated from all over the globe adorn the living space. These unique furniture pieces accented with rich wood along with textured fabrics in hues of grey, white, and black evoke an edgy twist on a traditional color scheme. This classic design palette offers a calming juxtaposition from the busy streets below. (Sq ft: 3,650)
Set for completion Winter 2018, GRADE is re-imagining this duplex residence for a newly married couple. The home, situated within a post-war building in Manhattan’s illustrious Upper East Side neighborhood, has undergone a comprehensive renovation, transforming the interiors into a modern, sweet and playful sanctuary. In collaboration with the couple, GRADE is blending both classic, contemporary and eclectic furnishings and décor, utilizing both artful and modern elements and calm color palettes to craft a customized lifestyle experience that reflects their new stage in life together. (Sq ft: 2,100)
The Sagg Pond House will reveal GRADE’s update of an original Peter Cook home sited on one of the most captivating waterfront vistas on Long Island. The full interior and exterior renovation will bring a balanced presence to the site in a cool, contemporary aesthetic: clean lines in stone and cedar will uphold street-side privacy while expansive glass reveals immersive views of Sagaponack Pond. Interior decoration will infuse lightness and a sense of permanence into the space through natural materials, raw but elegant, and a selection of refined furnishings to create an environment that is softly textured, sophisticated and inviting. (Sq ft: 10,500)
Expansive and dramatic views define the site and this house overlooking Noyack Bay. A generous zone of outdoor living space is created through various hardscapes, pools, sheltering roof planes, and wide pergolas. The house is organized around this social space, both amplifying it and offering private retreats. The kitchen is the heart of the home, opening out to the outdoor dining area as the swimming pool seamlessly melts into the bay. The Master Bedroom Suite is set away from the main house, allowing panoramic views and a wrap-around roof terrace and garden. Designed by South African Architects SAOTA and executed by GRADE. (Sq ft: 11,500)
The apartment renovation at the Olympic Tower reflects GRADE’s New York style and sensibilities by way of the elegant design, curated furniture package and custom, hidden storage throughout. Our holistic approach focuses on maximizing views and enhancing the feeling of spaciousness by pairing a light, textured palette—seen in the pearlescent/plaster kitchen cabinetry—and materials. Refined finishes and tailored decoration add finesse, introducing moments of understated luxury within the soft, custom furniture; the cast glass and brass chandelier above the dining table; and complementary woods, metal trims and jewel-tone accents throughout the living room. (Sq ft: 1,700)
GRADE was commissioned to design an elegant and gracious home crafted in context of the surrounding historical composition of the Bronxville community. GRADE melds classic elements of a Tudor-style cottage on a grand scale, layering architectural planes and features such as a stone turret and stained wood bay windows for a harmonious and textural façade. Approaching the interior with a young family’s modern lifestyle in mind ensures the spaces within are continuous, fresh and flooded with natural light. (Sq ft: 10,500)
GRADE’s version of the French Manor House is slated to be a luxurious home that respects the traditions of the local vernacular on the exterior while the interiors encourage a modern lifestyle within the architecture and interior design. Behind an elegant stone façade, an indoor basketball court provides an unexpected departure in scale and program from the street-facing exterior and is tucked away to the rear where it will infuse this home with a delightful, more personalized experience inspired by the family’s love of basketball and sports. (Sq ft: 10,500)