Rick Caster and Brian Grossberg have done it all when it comes to building. They have built homes, offices and shopping centers.
Now, their focus is more specific to infill projects. The developments their company, Azure Development, is producing are gaining recognition and winning awards.
Their most recent award was for townhouse project Delray Modern East.
The architect on the project Jeffrey Silberstein of Silberstein Architecture brought home the Design Excellence Award of Honor in the residential category from the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The project consists for four homes that are just over 2,800-square-feet under air. They are a modernist style with three bedrooms, three full baths and a half bath and two-car garage.
The homes don’t feel like townhouses because you walk into a gated garden and have a large pool with fire pit, summer kitchen and covered patio.The floor plan is open with a great room that has an open waterfall island kitchen, 12 foot ceilings on the ground floor and 10 foot ceilings on the second floor. There are floor to ceiling windows, skylights and a glass wrapped staircase.
“We felt we had to do something dramatic,” Caster said of the project.
All four of the units have been sold.
The smaller projects are different from what Caster produced previously in his career. He said he has completed projects with several hundred homes. Now, he works on six to eight projects a year.
Even though the project count is lower, he said there is such an attention to detail that takes up just as much time as a large scale project.