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Greenwich's Granoff Architects Tackle Historic Building For New Home

Commercial real estate firm Newmark Grub Knight Frank recently announced that the former Connecticut Light & Power building at 330 Railroad Avenue Greenwich has been approved for listing on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places.
Commercial real estate firm Newmark Grub Knight Frank recently announced that the former Connecticut Light & Power building at 330 Railroad Avenue Greenwich has been approved for listing on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places. Photo Credit: contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The former Connecticut Light & Power building at 330 Railroad Ave. in Greenwich now holds the distinction of being a "historic place" and soon will be the new headquarters of Granoff Architects.

The building has been approved for listing on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places, the state's official listing of structures and sites that characterize the historical development of the state, announced Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a commercial real estate advisory firm.

This landmark building, designed and constructed in 1928 for CL&P, incorporates many distinctive Art Deco features, according to a statement from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Art Deco’s characteristic “step-backs” are articulated by the rhythmic repetition of the tripartite pilasters and recessed window bays, contributing to a cohesive effect, the release said. Bringing additional vitality to the exterior, the stylized capitals in contrasting stone and the distinctive brickwork accents display a noteworthy level of decorative detail for such a utilitarian structure.

CL&P was current with the times, if not ahead of them, when it opted for an Art Deco design, according to the statement. The three-story, 30,000-square-foot former industrial building is now undergoing a complete renovation that will restore and preserve the historic façade design and include all new HVAC, electric service, elevator, plumbing, historic replacement windows, solar roof panels, extensive site work and landscaping all designed by Greenwich’s leading architectural firm, Granoff Architects.

The interior of the building features 12- to 14-foot ceiling heights, exposed brick walls, concrete floors and will feel like high-tech office buildings more commonly found in Soho, Tribeca and Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon completion, the building will be a candidate for LEED Gold certification due to its environmentally sensitive renovation process and sustainable design features, the statement said.

The property was sold in March by Eversource Energy to 330 Railroad Avenue LLC, of which the principals are Richard Granoff and Jeffrey B. Mendell. It will be the future headquarters of Granoff Architects.

For leasing information, visit www.330railroad.com or call Allan Murphy of NGKF at 203-531-3634.

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