The Design Premise
We imagined that we had discovered a 19th century Tuscan Revival building typical to the Greensboro area. We studied such buildings as the power plant at UNCG, Blandwood, the little pump house on Benjamin Parkway at Lake Daniel, and the old store on Lake Brandt Road at Highway 150. From those we designed our “old” building, and turned it into the main dining room. Sleek “new” spaces to house our copper dining room and bar were planned as additions to the old building and, in the case of the bar, to provide our hotel and restaurant a connecting entrance. One way in which the Green Valley Grill is different is its relationship and proximity to the O. Henry. Rather than actually being in the hotel, it is adjacent and connected to it. By making the GVG completely distinct from the hotel, it is able to operate as a freestanding restaurant with its own entrance and parking. This relationship between hotel and restaurant is so unusual that the design concept is patented.