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JCC of Stamford Renovation Update by Karp Associates

JCC of Stamford Renovation Update

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.

Fitness facility renovation at the JCC of Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut

JCC of Stamford Renovation Update

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The Stamford JCC was in need for a major renovation due to its outdated locker rooms. 100% of the interior of the men’s and women’s locker rooms were demolished and re-built.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.

Stamford JCC renovation

JCC of Stamford Renovation Update

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!

Waterfront home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut

5 North Crossway in Old Greenwhich

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!

Karp Associates HOBI Winners 2019

Karp Associates Receives 5 HOBI Awards in 2019!

November 20, 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.

Traditional and modern home designs are coming together

Home architecture: ‘Traditional’ and ‘Modern’ designs are coming together

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.

Kevin O'Connor This old House New Canaan - This Old House and Karp Associates Inc collaborate to build the 2019 Idea House

This Old House comes to New Canaan

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.

Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in New Canaan, Connecticut

Performance Physical Therapy and Wellness is now open at 16 Cross St., New Canaan, CT

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.

Karp Associates has been selected by This Old House to build their 2019 Idea House!

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.

Learn about the latest building materials with This Old House and Karp Associates Inc
Vue New Canaan construction is underway in New Canaan, Connecticut

Hard Hat Tour Coming Soon

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 by May 7th.

Construction of Merritt Village is Underway!

February 25, 2019

Watch for updates on our web site under Merritt Village. We are pouring the foundation for the heated garage now. Planting on Park Street to begin in early spring!

Premier home building and remodeling for over 30 years

25 Years of Excellence in Home Building & Remodeling

October 27, 2018

Karp Associates of New Canaan is the proud recipient of four new HOBI Awards bringing the total to 43! Best New Commercial Building for the Mill River Park Carousel in Stamford, The Community Service Award for the donation of their time to improve the Stamford Jewish Community Center, Best Residential Remodel for the strategic renovation of 80 Locust Ave. utilizing the 4 R’s; Recycle, Reuse, Reclaim, Renovate. The final award was The Milestone Award for the distinction of having won consecutive HOBI Awards over 20 years. The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut HOBI awards are the most prestigious awards presented in Connecticut for excellence in design, construction, sales, marketing and financing. Karp Associates is a multi-faceted construction firm offering expertise in building custom homes and renovations, commercial projects and construction management as well as project rescue and property management. For more information about KARP visit the company website.

The Crossing - Karp Associates Inc


OCT 20, 2017

Karp Associates, Inc., was recently honored with four HOBI awards from the Home Builders Association of Connecticut. These awards are given out annually by the association and showcase the best products and services offered by members in many categories, including new home construction, land development, remodeling, commercial construction, sales and marketing, and financing. Karp Associates was awarded in the following categories: Best Custom Home Under 3,000 SF and Best Outdoor Feature for 28 West Way in Old Greenwich, Best Rental Unit for The Crossing in New Canaan, and Best FF County Commercial Rehab for the New Canaan YMCA.

How Luxury Home Builders Build for Themselves

July 27, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

In their own homes, construction-company bosses will spend money on the best materials and perks like seven ovens and a dog-grooming room. But some eschew complex homeautomation systems.

Luxury-home builder Arnold Karp spent $175,000 on a geothermal heating and cooling system in his new $2.7 million contemporary home in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Karp, 57, knows that even if his system slashes his utility bills dramatically, it may not pay for itself. But nonetheless, it’s still a great marketing tool for potential clients.

HBRA Award - Karp Associates Inc


May 8, 2017

The HBRA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the following 2017-18 HBRA of Fairfield County Award Winners to be presented at the June 9th Annual Meeting & Awards to be held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. “Our award winners are deserving of this recognition for the accomplishments they have made within our industry and for their commitment to our association and the Fairfield County communities,” stated Gina Calabro, Chief Executive Officer of the HBRA of Fairfield County. “Our 430+ members represent the best in their industry and are committed to the highest standards in building.”

HOBI Award winning house

Karp Associates Honored with 2 HOBI Awards

Nov 21, 2016

Continuing its winning tradition in the custom home building and renovation industry, Karp Associates of New Canaan received 2 HOBI Awards at this year’s ceremony on November 16 in Southington. These 2 new awards bring Karp Associates’ total to 36 HOBI Awards won over the past 17 years, confirming its reputation as a preeminent builder in Connecticut. The HOBIs (Home Building Industry Awards) are the HBA of Connecticut’s most prestigious awards, recognizing excellence in new construction, land development, remodeling, home technology and sales and marketing.

New Canaan YMCA restoration

New Canaan YMCA update

August 29, 2016

The $18 million restoration and expansion project continues to progress on time and on budget with completion slated for May 2017. Karp Associates is acting as owner’s representative for this major YMCA project.

Mill River Park Carousel Pavilion construction

Mill River Park’s Brownstein/Selkowitz Carousel Pavilion update

August 1, 2016

The construction team is getting the Carousel Pavilion ready to receive the 30 hand-carved animal figures which will be delivered in August. The Pavilion, scheduled for completion November 2016, will be open year-round, with retractable walls that can be opened in warmer months and closed during the winter.

16 Cross Street, New Canaan, CT construction

16 Cross Street, New Canaan, CT

July 25, 2016

With construction progressing nicely toward a year-end completion, this 3-story building will house the new headquarters of Karp Associates Inc. Additionally, the building will contain 3 retail spaces and 12 apartments.

New Canaan YMCA restoration

126 Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan, CT

July 22, 2016

Karp Associates has recently broke ground on our latest in-town living project. Construction has begun on 2 smaller, elevator-ready, homes, on this convenient Richmond Hill location, to attract home buyers looking to move up, move down or move sideways!

Ocean Home Magazine 2016 Platinum List

Karp Associates named to Ocean Home Magazine’s 2016 Platinum List

July 1, 2016

Karp Associates is proud to be recognized on Ocean Home’s 2016 Platinum List in the Custom Builders category. The Platinum List is Ocean Home’s annual showcase of the Best of the Best in luxury coastal lifestyles.

5 Top Sail Road, Rowayton, Connecticut

5 Top Sail Road, Rowayton, CT

June 1, 2016

Karp Associates has recently completed and listed another beautiful new construction ideally located on a quiet close-to-town cul de sac in Rowayton. This impeccably designed and appointed 5 bedroom, 5 full/2 half bath home sits high above the FEMA flood zone with water views from upper floors. Visit our Portfolio to get a better glimpse of this impressive home.

Mill River Park Collaborative

Mill River Park Collaborative

April 20, 2016

Karp Associates Inc. has recently been named by the Mill River Park Collaborative as the Owner’s Representative for the Carousel project now currently under construction. The Mill River Park Collaborative is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop a world-class urban park in the heart of Stamford that will provide an oasis in city life and a vibrant, diverse greenspace for the Stamford community. In addition to providing a restored riverfront and new acres of parkland, it offers free programs such as fitness classes, movies in the Park and performances for children. The Collaborative also provides educational programs including experiential learning programs with Hart Science Magnet School and the Mill River Stewards Program for high school students.

Roton House blessing by Dalai Lama Monks

Roton House Blessing

April 18, 2016

Dalai Lama monks blessed Karp Associates’ newly built home in Rowayton. We build to a higher authority.

HBRA Panel Discussion

April 14, 2016

Arnold Karp, President of Karp Associates Inc., recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Fairfield County. The topic was “Challenges and Obstacles to Home Building in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, A Comparative Look” with a panel composed of local leaders in the home building industry.

Karp Associates at New Canaan YMCA Groundbreaking Ceremony

Community celebrates YMCA groundbreaking

November 11, 2015

Karp Associates recently participated in the groundbreaking ceremony at the New Canaan YMCA to mark the beginning of the $18 million restoration and expansion project. Acting as owner’s rep, Karp will oversee the project that includes the construction of a new aquatics center and key interior renovations.