The Stand is a true pit BBQ restaurant and bar concept that was launched by Roundtable Builders LTD designer/partner Eamon Roche in 2016. Located on 2.5 acres of salt marsh in the town of Branford, CT the restaurant development, design and construction, as well as menu and operations were all overseen by Roche. Due to its location , the planning and permitting for this project were extensive; Coastal Area Management, FEMA, CT State Highway Department (the property is located on a state road) EPA (due to its use as a former gas station) State Liquor Authority and of course the local Zoning Board, Building Department and Health Department all had program requirements that had to be filled. Pre-development with these agencies and the community took approximately one year. With all approvals in place, Roche built and opened the restaurant in an intensive 12 week span.
A new loft conversion of a turn-of-the-century carriage house captures the essence of Chelsea loft living. Fabulous open interiors, envisioned by acclaimed designer Gustavo Martinez, feature rich appointments and finely executed details. A maximum of four residences per floor, private parking within the building, a part-time concierge, 24-hour CyberDoorman and landscaped roof deck with outdoor kitchen, exemplify boutique living. Each of the 24 residences offer open kitchens with Wolf gas cook tops, Wolf convection wall ovens, SubZero integrated refrigerators, Bosch integrated dishwashers, Dornbracht fixtures, and custom Italian wood and glass cabinetry. Four and five fixture master baths are accented with Cararra and Absolute White marble, deep Zuma soaking tubs, separate shower enclosures, Kallista fixtures, and radiant heated floors. Bosch washer/dryers are standard in all residences. 7” wide plank solid oak floors are featured in each residence alongside original details including exposed cast iron columns.
For this design-build project our work consists of the comprehensive gut renovation and rehabilitation of the 7-story East Village tenement. The original shell was built in the 1890s. Initially we hoped to preserve some of the buildings historical elements. However as demolition proceeded it became evident that many items could not be salvaged. Instead, time was reintroduced by resourceful and clever detailing: antique products were found at building salvage warehouses throughout the Northeast; old growth pine beams were milled into floors; and artisans were hired for custom tile, copper and plaster work.
This late 1800's classic brownstone was a complete renovation leaving only the bones of the building intact. Although almost everything is new to the building, the details are classic, simple and in most cases recycled elements from other old buildings. The parlor level floor is recycled antique wide plank barn wood and most of the walls were given Venetian plaster finish. The only original element to the house was the staircase, stripped and refinished to its original state. The house was extended by three feet in the back and a bridge connects to the top of the three car garage adding a lovely outdoor patio and entertainment space. The house was featured in New York magazines 'House Tour' issue dated October 13th, 2003.
Residential development project completed in 2001, this Chinatown loft building was converted into seven residential condos. The condos were created utilizing many of the original elements of building including original wood beams, brick walls, etc. The construction was completed in 10 months and Roundtable Builders acted as contractor and developer.