Established in 1894 as one of the oldest golf clubs in the USGA, Knollwood Country Club is rich in history. The club has endured two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a devastating fire in 1919. The design challenge was to bring a century-old building up to modern standards while respecting its rich traditional heritage. The main level renovations include a new bar that blends the traditional wood detailing with new modern finishes, including a window wall that opens to an outside bar. The superior craftsmanship of the millworker is evident, as the new woodwork blends seamlessly with the old. The main dining room was transformed into a bright and vibrant space with nostalgic wall graphics and full-height booths. Double-hung windows were replaced with a folding window wall to further open the space and bring light into the room. Former offices were removed to create a new wine-themed private dining room with full-wall wine displays and a faux wood beam ceiling. New light fixtures and furniture create an elegant aesthetic. The restrooms were completely rebuilt to be fully accessible, with new finishes that complement the design. On the upper level, the locker room showers and restrooms were reconfigured and renovated to replace dated finishes with new millwork, glass shower doors, and lighted mirrors. A major highlight of the renovation is the new multi-level outdoor stone patio and covered dining areas comprising multiple fire pits, ceiling fans, and casual seating. A low wall surrounding the patio is covered in cultured stone to perfectly match the exterior stone walls of the club—making a seamless expansion of the outdoor amenities.
Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut
HOBI Award - Best Commercial Rehab