Award Winning Contemporary Village Renovation

Located in a famous landmark block in the West Village, this 1100 sf apartment was in terrible condition never updated, and completely transformed in 2012.

Complete Apartment Renovation: Department of Building Permit, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, complete gut renovation, reconfiguration of closets and walls to expand the kitchen and create a small foyer/entrance separation, asbestos abatement, electric panel upgrade, all new doors, built ins, radiator covers and wall to wall covers, through the wall air conditioning unit with wall control and new wood floors throughout.



QR Master Design Award 2012

This apartment had tremendous constraints and challenges to achieve the owners goal: an open, eat in kitchen integrated with the living room for a modern lifestyle and limited space. For a 900 sf, two bedrooms, two bath apartment built in the 70’s, it was a tall order.


Construction Techniques and Unusual Situations

The layout of the existing apartment was modified and gutted. We removed galley kitchen walls to integrate the space into the living area by expanding the footprint and creating a mini foyer space that felt separate even though nothing changed. Removing the entrance wall enabled the kitchen window light and view to the living room with tremendous aesthetic appeal.

We opened the wall under the window to install a sleeve for a packaged thermal and air conditioning system. Moving the range, sink and dishwasher locations to the complete opposite side of the kitchen was a plumbing nightmare that just barely worked. The final design required wall bump outs, leveling and waterproofing of floors, riser/electrical breaker panel rotation, contiguous room closet changes and seamless floor transitions and soffits to tie in existing structural architecture to conceal any evidence of mechanical challenges. The integration of the Building heating system and requisite approvals, adjacent elevator firewall limitations, gas and electrical riser locations and exterior wall and ceiling channeling limitations required creative and unusual situations to work through.


Functionality and Details

Even with limited space, the eat-in kitchen included top of the line Wolf and Subzero appliances and optimized the sink/range/refrigerator work triangle. It was the hardest aspect of the design to fit in with enough clearance! Every 1/8” became critical for the design to work after the construction situations were resolved. Installing the HVAC unit under the window with clearance for the kitchen piping and venting required was tricky given the banquette table located directly in front of it.

The solution was to create each banquette bench with a two-part assembly and “keep it simple “ approach. The table had a routed groove design to fit on the “wall insert hardware” with a cleat that supported the top made out of the table top in solid cherry. The table was a perfect contrast with the snowfall white modern shaker style kitchen cabinetry, and distressed, dark grey 12” x 24” porcelain tile in a running bond floor installation. The banquette became a perfect ‘nook’ that incorporated the wall bump out as part of its design. The tumbled Jerusalem grey 2” x 8” backsplash picked up the same floor pattern to add a soft textural element against the hard countertop surface.

The kitchen cabinetry wrapped around the electric riser column to create maximum storage from two sides. The marble striate countertop pattern expanded the space as if it was tailor made for the optical illusion of “more space” we desired. The island that wrapped around the kitchen wall extended from the original space to include the subzero and created the foyer entrance.

Overall: the project was a tremendous success!!
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“sink, cubby hole for soap and the TILE colour! love love” — Lucille O'Brien
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