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Winner of the 2013 INDesign Awards, a regional competition honoring excellence in interior design and architecture.

Design by Sarah James Moss. Furnishings provided by MOSS MANOR: A Design House.

The ground-up new construction project began with a vacant lot and a set of house plans. Sarah James Moss of MOSS MANOR was hired to select and source all exterior and interior finishes and furnishings, and to assist in overseeing their installation from start to finish. The client – a father of a seven-year-old son, part-time real estate investor and contractor, and frequent entertainer – sought to have a functional yet high-style contemporary home that would accommodate the needs of his busy single-parent household, while also affording resale value. Adhering to a practical budget and choosing sensible materials took precedent, while bold design elements were a welcomed retreat from the typical speculation home.

A monochromatic palette sets the tone for both the exterior and interior of the 2,700 square foot home. Shades of gray and white on expansive interior walls and dark chocolate on the stairwell and doors coordinate with the smoky solid walnut floors throughout much of the home. Furnishings were chosen to be sleek yet inviting, with practical masculine materials such as reinforced leather and stainless steel.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A jagged cut crystal chandelier highlights the entry hall, where a trio of convex security mirrors creates an unexpected element of fun and function.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A jagged cut crystal chandelier highlights the entry hall, where a trio of convex security mirrors creates an unexpected element of fun and function. Shades of gray and white on expansive interior walls and dark chocolate on the stairwell and doors coordinate with the smoky solid walnut floors throughout much of the home.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A jagged cut crystal chandelier highlights the entry hall, where a trio of convex security mirrors creates an unexpected element of fun and function. Shades of gray and white on expansive interior walls and dark chocolate on the stairwell and doors coordinate with the smoky solid walnut floors throughout much of the home.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the living room, a massive black Venetian glass chandelier suspends dramatically from a 12-foot tray ceiling, offset by detailed triple-crown molding. Custom wall molding adds texture to charcoal gray walls.
Black granite frames the ventless fireplace, where black fire glass is used to conceal the gas plumbing lines.

A flat screen television and integrated speakers are among several devices comprising a home automation system that wirelessly controls technology by a wall-mounted iPad or any smartphone.

A long modular sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the living room seating arrangement, which is flanked by low-profile lounge chairs and a heavy slatted metal coffee table atop a large cowhide rug.
Metal nesting tables and porcelain garden stools quickly double as extra seating.

Louisiana artist Joseph “Jojo” Jilbert was commissioned to create a custom sculpture for the living room. Towering at more than eight feet, “Nebulas 1” is forged from fire in his signature style using reclaimed metal objects. The welded creation is modeled after the famed Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, where light and heat from young stars create columns that are trillions of miles long. The sculpture is burnished to a deep patina and engraved with intricate scrollwork. Large Fiddle Leaf Fig ficuses bring color and texture to the opposing corner, offering a natural foil to the spiny details of the artwork.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the living room, a massive black Venetian glass chandelier suspends dramatically from a 12-foot tray ceiling, offset by detailed triple-crown molding. Custom wall molding adds texture to charcoal gray walls.
Black granite frames the ventless fireplace, where black fire glass is used to conceal the gas plumbing lines.

A flat screen television and integrated speakers are among several devices comprising a home automation system that wirelessly controls technology by a wall-mounted iPad or any smartphone.

A long modular sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the living room seating arrangement, which is flanked by low-profile lounge chairs and a heavy slatted metal coffee table atop a large cowhide rug.
Metal nesting tables and porcelain garden stools quickly double as extra seating.

Louisiana artist Joseph “Jojo” Jilbert was commissioned to create a custom sculpture for the living room. Towering at more than eight feet, “Nebulas 1” is forged from fire in his signature style using reclaimed metal objects. The welded creation is modeled after the famed Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, where light and heat from young stars create columns that are trillions of miles long. The sculpture is burnished to a deep patina and engraved with intricate scrollwork. Large Fiddle Leaf Fig ficuses bring color and texture to the opposing corner, offering a natural foil to the spiny details of the artwork.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the living room, a massive black Venetian glass chandelier suspends dramatically from a 12-foot tray ceiling, offset by detailed triple-crown molding.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

Louisiana artist Joseph “Jojo” Jilbert was commissioned to create a custom sculpture for the living room. Towering at more than eight feet, “Nebulas 1” is forged from fire in his signature style using reclaimed metal objects. The welded creation is modeled after the famed Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, where light and heat from young stars create columns that are trillions of miles long. The sculpture is burnished to a deep patina and engraved with intricate scrollwork.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The breakfast room is appointed with foolproof leather seating and a lacquered dining table, and overlooks the minimally landscaped backyard and community pond beyond.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The hallway connects the split floorplan, and features a natural impala skull.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The hallway connects the split floorplan, and features a natural impala skull.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A chic half-bathroom envelops guests in dark matte-finish walls, while an illuminated mirror over a freestanding vanity offers flattering task lighting.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and a black leather platform bed with crisp white bedding. A cowhide rug was chosen to coordinate with greige walls. Original artwork and steel lamps frame the bed. A custom shade system offers filtered views and total blackout options on a large window.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and a black leather platform bed with crisp white bedding. A cowhide rug was chosen to coordinate with greige walls. Original artwork and steel lamps frame the bed. A custom shade system offers filtered views and total blackout options on a large window.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and a black leather platform bed with crisp white bedding. A cowhide rug was chosen to coordinate with greige walls. Original artwork and steel lamps frame the bed. A custom shade system offers filtered views and total blackout options on a large window.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bath features a barrel ceiling accentuated by a silver leaf drum pendant over a double vanity of Marmara marble. The large walk-in shower and floors are textured porcelain tile. Brushed nickel edge pulls add modern style to custom cabinetry.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A generous walk-in closet with custom built-ins accommodates a seating bench and large silver leaf floor mirror.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

A generous walk-in closet with custom built-ins accommodates a seating bench and large silver leaf floor mirror.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A dark chocolate painted stairwell leads to the media loft.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

A spacious upstairs den boasts two flat screen televisions with DVD players and multiple gaming consoles. Comfortable low profile leather seating can be easily rearranged to make room for interactive games.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

Minimalist landscaping includes custom water features, programmed lighting and low maintenance plants and materials, including reeds, ginger, bamboo, cypress and river rock.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The outdoor kitchen and seating area is a year-round destination. A compact refrigerator, infrared gas grill and side burners are integrated into a rough-edged granite cooking station, while a flat screen television and surround sound are controlled wirelessly from a plush all-weather wicker modular sectional. Fire glass conceals the components to a ventless fireplace, and ceiling fans provide air circulation.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

Minimalist landscaping includes custom water features, programmed lighting and low maintenance plants and materials, including reeds, ginger, bamboo, cypress and river rock.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

Minimalist landscaping includes custom water features, programmed lighting and low maintenance plants and materials, including reeds, ginger, bamboo, cypress and river rock.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The outdoor kitchen and seating area is a year-round destination. A compact refrigerator, infrared gas grill and side burners are integrated into a rough-edged granite cooking station, while a flat screen television and surround sound are controlled wirelessly from a plush all-weather wicker modular sectional. Fire glass conceals the components to a ventless fireplace, and ceiling fans provide air circulation.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the living room, a massive black Venetian glass chandelier suspends dramatically from a 12-foot tray ceiling, offset by detailed triple-crown molding. Custom wall molding adds texture to charcoal gray walls.
Black granite frames the ventless fireplace, where black fire glass is used to conceal the gas plumbing lines.

A flat screen television and integrated speakers are among several devices comprising a home automation system that wirelessly controls technology by a wall-mounted iPad or any smartphone.

A long modular sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the living room seating arrangement, which is flanked by low-profile lounge chairs and a heavy slatted metal coffee table atop a large cowhide rug.
Metal nesting tables and porcelain garden stools quickly double as extra seating.

Louisiana artist Joseph “Jojo” Jilbert was commissioned to create a custom sculpture for the living room. Towering at more than eight feet, “Nebulas 1” is forged from fire in his signature style using reclaimed metal objects. The welded creation is modeled after the famed Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, where light and heat from young stars create columns that are trillions of miles long. The sculpture is burnished to a deep patina and engraved with intricate scrollwork. Large Fiddle Leaf Fig ficuses bring color and texture to the opposing corner, offering a natural foil to the spiny details of the artwork.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the living room, a massive black Venetian glass chandelier suspends dramatically from a 12-foot tray ceiling, offset by detailed triple-crown molding. Custom wall molding adds texture to charcoal gray walls.
Black granite frames the ventless fireplace, where black fire glass is used to conceal the gas plumbing lines.

A flat screen television and integrated speakers are among several devices comprising a home automation system that wirelessly controls technology by a wall-mounted iPad or any smartphone.

A long modular sofa with custom silk pillows anchors the living room seating arrangement, which is flanked by low-profile lounge chairs and a heavy slatted metal coffee table atop a large cowhide rug.
Metal nesting tables and porcelain garden stools quickly double as extra seating.

Louisiana artist Joseph “Jojo” Jilbert was commissioned to create a custom sculpture for the living room. Towering at more than eight feet, “Nebulas 1” is forged from fire in his signature style using reclaimed metal objects. The welded creation is modeled after the famed Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula, where light and heat from young stars create columns that are trillions of miles long. The sculpture is burnished to a deep patina and engraved with intricate scrollwork. Large Fiddle Leaf Fig ficuses bring color and texture to the opposing corner, offering a natural foil to the spiny details of the artwork.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

In the kitchen, glassy black granite countertops and tile backsplash contrast sharply with white custom cabinetry, while sleek brushed metal hardware coordinates with stainless appliances. An icy Delicatus granite slab tops a large dark-stained custom island. The black cut glass pendant lights above glow a deep purple when illuminated.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE - LAFAYETTE LA

The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and a black leather platform bed with crisp white bedding. A cowhide rug was chosen to coordinate with greige walls. Original artwork and steel lamps frame the bed. A custom shade system offers filtered views and total blackout options on a large window.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

The master bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and a black leather platform bed with crisp white bedding. A cowhide rug was chosen to coordinate with greige walls. Original artwork and steel lamps frame the bed. A custom shade system offers filtered views and total blackout options on a large window.

GRAND POINTE RESIDENCE

A spacious upstairs den boasts two flat screen televisions with DVD players and multiple gaming consoles. Comfortable low profile leather seating can be easily rearranged to make room for interactive games.

Philosophy Scroll Bench

The Philosophy Scroll Bench begs for contemplation. With generous scale and unforgettable scrollwork detail, it doubles as a unique coffee table or ottoman. It’s burnished black ash veneer glows with modern luxury, while it’s sturdy construction lends practical versatility. Paired with other clean-lined pieces, the Philosophy Scroll Bench steals the show, whether used for a unique seat for two or as a centerpiece for a larger seating arrangement. Both timeless and current, the Philosophy Scroll Bench can be used in traditional, transitional or contemporary interiors.

Gisele Black Glass Chandelier

The Gisele Black Glass Chandelier is an absolute stunner. Designed with delicate spiny detail, the Gisele is crafted entirely from Venetian blown glass. It's massive scale lends unforgettable drama to a living or great room. When lit with its 10 chandelier bulbs (included), the onyx glasswork of the Gisele glows with ruby undertones. It's crystal-rimmed bobeche, carillon and leaflet accents are ornately layered to create a daring focal point. Use fully assembled for maximum impact; some parts may be excluded for shorter height if needed (see dimensions). Due to the weight and required assembly, we recommend the assistance of a licensed electrician. Infuse your space with the ultimate glamour and luxury with the Gisele Black Glass Chandelier.

Centurion Circle

The Centurion Circle is a conversation starter. Named for the weaponry used by skilled Greek commanders during the Byzantine Empire, the Centurion Circle is at once edgy and elegant. With a heavy absolute black granite base and soldered nickel hoop design, this unique tabletop sculpture will proudly adorn tables, bookshelves and desks in the modern home or office. It's circular shape offers fluidity, while it's solid construction understates it's masculine heritage. Claim your piece of history, reinterpreted for the 21st century, with the Centurion Circle.

Devore Metallic Silver Gray Cowhide

The Devore Metallic Silver Gray Cowhide is the perfect solution for the high-style, high-octane home. The ruggedness and durability of real leather Brazilian cowhide make this rug virtually indestructible, while the silver leaf detailing and natural gray tones make it unforgettable. A specialty cowhide, this amply proportioned rug will anchor a seating arrangement in the living room, or lend softness to a bedroom. It’s irregular shape is an excellent solution for an odd-shaped space, or for offering a visual break to clean lines of a modern design. Cowhides are great for homes with kids and pets, or for frequent entertaining where spills might otherwise be a challenge. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth as needed, and vacuum or shake out like a regular rug. Enjoy the low maintenance and enduring style of the Devore Metallic Silver Gray Cowhide.

Gris Tan Cowhide

The Gris Tan Cowhide is the perfect solution for the high-style, high-octane home. The ruggedness and durability of real leather Brazilian cowhide make this rug virtually indestructible, while the natural gray and tan tones make it unforgettable. A natural cowhide, this amply proportioned rug will anchor a seating arrangement in the living room, or lend softness to a bedroom. Choose from large or extra large sizes. It’s irregular shape is an excellent solution for an odd-shaped space, or for offering a visual break to clean lines of a modern design. Cowhides are great for homes with kids and pets, or for frequent entertaining where spills might otherwise be a challenge. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth as needed, and vacuum or shake out like a regular rug. Enjoy the low maintenance and enduring style of the Gris Tan Cowhide.

White Horn Sculpture

Bring edge and sophistication to your tabletop with the White Horn Sculpture. Crafted of quality materials on a sturdy black base, the White Horn Sculpture speaks to worldly adventures in a foreign land. At more than two feet tall, the sculpture is tall and slender, with a fluid shape and primal appeal. Add to your prized collection of choice objet d’art for your modern table decor with the White Horn Sculpture.

Cityscape Glass Vase

The Cityscape Glass Vase collection offers the perfect modern accessories for your tabletop. Ranging from 5″ to 12″ high with a 5″ diameter, these clean, straight round vases come in shiny black, glossy white, and clear glass. Glamorous and understated, each of the Cityscape Glass Vases can stand alone, or used in multiples for a big statement. Build a sophisticated centerpiece with seasonal flowers in various heights, or use simply as oversized votive candleholders. The Cityscape Glass Vase Collection is also available in additional sizes up to 51″H; please contact info@mossmanor.com for more details.

Hi-Rise Counter Chair

Like a steel structure in the city, the Hi-Rise Counter Chair stands high above other bar stools. This counter chair is a stylish and comfortable bar stool that offers a lush leatherette seat. The clean lines of the stainless steel structure make the chair not only functional, but visually appealing for your kitchen or bar area. The Hi-Rise Counter Chair is available in three colors including black leather, white leather and red leather. Also available as a Bar Chair.

Newport Square Concrete Planter

The Newport Collection features sleek, industrial designs cast from heavy duty fiberglass with a realistic natural grey concrete finish. The Newport Square Concrete Planter is the perfect compliment to your contemporary indoor houseplant or outdoor landscaping. Use solo or in multiples for a clean but dramatic plant display. The Newport Square Concrete Planter does not have a drain hole, so it is ideal for indoor applications (we recommend using a liner). Or drill a drain hole for outdoor applications. The Newport Square Concrete Planter is available in 16-inch or 20-inch widths. When not used as a planter, the Newport Square can be flipped upside down and used as a cube seat, side table, or plant stand.