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Demolition Party Planning 101

Demolition Party Planning 101

Rich and Jill never miss an opportunity to throw a great party. For their 30th wedding anniversary in 2016, they invited their closest friends and immediate family to join them in Jamaica for a long weekend celebration. The event was such a huge hit, the thirty-five attendees became known as the ‘Jamaica 35’. In the midst of planning a Jamaica 35 reunion, Rich and Jill also wanted to show their new property to their friends before they tore down the existing house. So, the concept of a demolition party was born!

Step 1: Pick a theme.

This was an easy one for the Granoffs since they already knew the party had to pay homage to the original location- Jamaica. They wanted to celebrate the waterfront location that made the trip such a big hit and even flew the Jamaican flag.

Step 2: Set the scene.

Once the theme was settled, Rich tracked down a Jamaican food truck and mixed up the rum punch for everyone to enjoy. He teed up an all-reggae soundtrack to help everyone relax and enjoy themselves.

Step 3: The Pièce de Résistance- Spray Paint!

If you are wondering how this is different than a regular party, the answer is a generous supply of spray paint! With the house coming down soon after (see demo video below), there was nothing stopping the crew from adding graffiti all over.

Needless to say, the Jamaica 35 Reunion was a big hit and a great send off to the old structure on the property. See it come down in the time-lapse below.

 

Existing structure on the Greenwich waterfront going down to make room for Osprey Point. Video via Granoff Architects

New Rochelle beachfront transformation underway!

New Rochelle beachfront transformation underway!

What's Schematic About That?

What's Schematic About That?