Located within the City of Glen Cove on Long Island’s North Shore, Garvies Point
construction broke ground in December 2016 and is beyond the initial groundwork
The real estate development will eventually house 167 units as construction
continues to progress throughout the site. After collaborating with local furniture store Safavieh, Studio Grella, a Glen Cove-based design firm, decided on a light color palette that is bright and airy.
“The furniture and finishings, along with stone and wood, complete the coastal living
experience that the property offers,” said Michael Grella, who designed the sales center
model with his wife, Alyssa.
Almost every unit has a terrace or balcony and there are 23 penthouses with rooftop terraces, according to Mr. Grella.
Buyers will have four flooring options as well as countertop and backsplash options that
include white upper cabinets with dark base cabinets, white upper and lower cabinets and dark upper and lower cabinets. Launched in March, the sales center model features at least one fully designed unit.
“The goal for the design of the model in the sales center is to appeal to everyone, which
is why we chose a neutral palette and included a touch of color and texture to add interest to the space,” Alyssa told the Press. “The pop of white keeps it fresh while the dark blue flokati pillows add softness and warmth.”
The Grellas added a wire mesh accent lamp to the glass end table in the living room to accentuate the nautical theme of being located at the North Shore of Long Island.
“The mesh brings to mind a fishing net or lobster cage so that you can almost smell the
saltiness while the area rug adds a contemporary touch that defines the living room,” Mr.
A resort-style neighborhood, Garvies Point consists of 56 waterfront acres situated
between a wooded preserve and the Long Island Sound. Of those 56 acres, 28 are for
public open space.
The waterfront promenade stretches one mile from the start of the community to the
beach at the western end. Amenities include trails, bike paths, children’s playground, dog park, boardwalk, retail shops, access to Glen Cove’s ferry terminal and beach.
Because the beach is the enclave’s strongest selling point, the Grellas created a social
environment with a peninsula island located in the middle of the kitchen in an espresso
brown color with upper white cabinets.
“The idea is that the host can still socialize with their family or guests while standing at
the sink or preparing a meal,” said Ms. Grella.
Pellegrino bottles, bright white place settings, navy napkins and a pitcher full of green
limes add a hint of color.
“These accessories make the kitchen look refreshing while maintaining a demure and neutral atmosphere,” said Alyssa.