Jan 1, 2021
KARP Associates is completing another renovation at the Stamford JCC. The administrative offices are being transformed into a space that can better serve the members. Now that the new locker rooms are complete, we are converting existing office, library, and meeting space into multi-functional classrooms and also updating the front entrance and lobby area to address current security challenges. The project is estimated to be completed by summer of 2021. At the core of this renovation, is the desire to help the JCC deliver their mission of building community. The updated classroom wing will allow for the children who attend the Sara Walker Nursery School to move to the Newfield Avenue JCC Campus and infants to join the brand-new, state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, these classrooms will serve KidsPlace, Inclusion, Day Camps and membership communities. Members will enjoy the dramatic transformation which yields a contemporary, attractive and safe environment. The new safety enhancements include the installation of entrance turnstiles, secure and electronic wing access and added surveillance capabilities. The KARP team continues to make long strides during the pandemic and is looking forward to providing the Stamford JCC with an exciting conversion of their community center.
September 1, 2020
The Stamford JCC was in need for a major renovation due to its outdated locker rooms. 100% of the interior of the men’s and women’s locker rooms were demolished and re-built. During demolition we discovered severe deterioration in the structure and old plumbing pipes completely rusted through. After tackling the mechanical and structural deficiencies, we were able to focus on the overall aesthetics of the new space. Some exciting features of the locker rooms are the State-Of-The-Art sauna and steam rooms that create a true spa-like feeling. Multi-textured wall tiles which spans the entire length of the locker room accentuates the spa-like atmosphere. All areas of the JCC are now ADA compliant with handicap accessible showers and bathroom stalls with room for an aid to accompany the member. For those who chose to swim, a swimsuit spin dyer is conveniently built-in to all locker rooms. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, KARP was not slowed down and completed the project in 8 months. New ERV units were installed to double the capacity of air circulation for the renovated space. Warmly lit locker rooms bring out the canvas of monochrome greys and whites which offer a relaxing and inviting atmosphere post workout.
January 17, 2020
This New Year, KARP is working with the JCC of Stamford to complete the anxiously anticipated renovation of the Men’s and Women’s locker rooms. This full renovation will create fresh updated space for the use of its members. The new locker rooms will address the changing needs of a diverse demographic. The focus on creating wellness facilities is a priority for all in 2020. The new sauna and steam rooms along with private showers and changing facilities will create a more enjoyable experience for all the members. Check out the JCC this spring to see what we’ve done!
January 10, 2020
5 North Crossway in Old Greenwich, Connecticut offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and unforgettable water views. Situated in Lucas Point, this 4,000 square ft contemporary home has private access to Lucas Point's dock, boatyard and private beach on the Long Island Sound. The Property is minutes from the entrance to Tod’s Point, a 144-acre recreational park featuring beautiful beaches, boating facilities, and walking/biking trails and a short walk to town. If you don’t have a boat already, this home will peek your desire for one with a boat dock waiting in your backyard. Four exterior decks and a 16-foot glass NanaWall create a luxurious indoor-outdoor living environment. An added feature is the 3-story elevator which makes accessibility a cinch. Come winter, 2 fireplaces will warm up the home while the three sides of water views will extend outdoor ambiance in the comfort of your home. Call us today to inquire for a tour of the home- it is for sale!
November 9, 2019
The Home Builders Associates of Connecticut awarded Karp Associates, Inc. five HOBI awards in October 2019. Four of the five awards went to Karp’s This Old House 2019 Idea House at 4 Main Street in New Canaan. This home was a successful collaboration with the home enthusiast brand This Old House to rebuild and reimagine an 1840’s Greek Revival using the latest innovative products to create a home for modern family life. The four categories the 2019 Idea House won were Best New Old Spec Home, Outstanding Butler’s Pantry, Best Option Upgrade for the Leviton Smart Load Center and the Best New Product for the Ghostop. Apart from this home, Karp also won Best Conversion for a cottage in Scarsdale, New York. Karp Associates will be celebrating these honors at the HOBI annual dinner on November 20, 2019.
June 9, 2019
In 1984, a young architect said to me (back when I, too, was a young architect): “We build “Contemp-alonials” — Colonial on the outside, Contemporary on the inside.” That sentence conveys the reality that, for homes, “style” is a means to an end. That means marketing in real estate. It is challenging to sell a very expensive thing. The more costly any item is, the more marketing is needed to find a buyer. The most expensive thing almost all of us need is our home. Whether we rent or purchase, the place we live consumes a huge part of what we earn and what we are worth.
May 21, 2019
A well-known celebrity visited the construction project at 4 Main St. where a deteriorating building once stood. This Old House host Kevin O’Connor attended a “hard hat tour” along with hundreds of other people on Tuesday, May 14, since this project has been chosen as the fifth annual Idea House. Invited guests walked through the construction site, which included an antique Greek revival style 1780 facade on half of the front, some exterior walls and interior frame for the mostly new building. The original 7,500-square-foot house is being downsized to 6,000 square foot.
April 16, 2019
Their fourth location in Fairfield, CT where they provide Physical Therapy as well as Pilates, athletic training, nutritional specialists and massage therapy. In this 2200 Sq. Foot space Karp fit out the exercise studio with golf simulator and two treatment rooms. The Architect is Cos Cob based CAH Architects & Design LLC. The design and workmanship is sure to make this a favorite location for their loyal followers.
April 1, 2019
Plans are to save the historic façade and build a new house from the ground up that will remain true to the architectural style of the existing structure. The new 6,000-square-foot home exhibiting the latest technology and innovation in residential construction will be completed by August 2019. Karp Associates waited 8 long years to purchase the house out of foreclosure in order to ensure the house was kept as a significant part of the New Canaan, CT historic district. After careful investigation, members of the Historic District Commission worked with the Karp team to determine which section of the house was original and should be saved. There was a great meeting of the minds and the commission applauded Karp for setting a promising precedent for future development in the historic district.
March 15, 2019
This Old House & KARP Associates invite you to our 2019 Idea House Hard Hat Tour (and happy hour!) Learn about the latest building materials. See do-it-right product installations. Enjoy a beer with fellow builders and TOH TV host Kevin O'Connor. 4 Main Street, New Canaan, CT. May 14, 2019 from 4-6pm RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7th.
Working with Arnold and his team of professionals at Karp Associates is such a rewarding experience, and I think it's because they are all so passionate about what they do. Since the conclusion of our first project meeting, I knew we had found a special group of people that represent excellence; something we all strive for in business and in life.
They were a wonderful liaison with the architect and other subcontractors. When changes needed to be made they were on top of them and always one step ahead.
The quality of the workmanship, timeliness, and responsiveness to their clients' needs and specifications is beyond any other company I have worked with as a designer. They take huge pride in being the best, and making sure they each home owner is completely satisfied even after the project is completed.
Always professional, they actually listen to their clients needs and unlike many other builders, they keep the project on budget and finish on time. The end result is a beautifully appointed, high-quality build that is top-notch construction.
Karp Associates saved our renovation. Arnold Karp and team came in and were incredible. They are highly skilled builders, who work with complete transparency and the end result - a beautiful renovation.
I have worked with Karp Associates on many projects over the years—they are highly professional, organized and customer service oriented. From the smallest detail to the grand picture, Karp is paying attention. Our clients end up with beautiful spaces and a smile on their faces. They are terrific partners to have on your team.
It was wonderful to work with Karp Associates. We were new to the area and he helped us connect with the professionals we needed starting with the architect. We worked on a master plan that was implemented in 3 phases. All the employees were prompt, courteous, clean and professional. It was a good experience.
Over the course of four years, thorough several phases, Karp Associates gave us the house of our dreams. Arnold is incredibly talented at what he does. He knows all the right people and is incredibly easy to work with. He has given us countless recommendations for things other than on the present job. We have two rooms left to renovate and are waiting to begin any day. I know that they will be completed stress-free with the style and professionalism we have grown to admire in Arnold.