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Essential Design & Build

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3x Best of Houzz winner
15 years in business
Manhattan's Skilled, Custom Design-Build Firm
You have arrived at Essential Design & Build. We are a skilled design-build firm located in New York creating and renovating luxury residences. We offer exquisite client services, excellent client communication, realistic build timelines and the highest quality of materials. In Manhattan, NYC and the surrounding areas we provide high-end whole home, kitchen and bathroom remodeling or house additions and major upgrade renovations. Past, current and repeat clientele boast of our craftsmanship. Essential Design & Build assists homeowners in selecting luxury finishes, design style and scope of your home project. This team brings years of residential build experience for custom full-scope design-build upgrades to penthouses, luxury apartments and single family homes in and around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Our Motto: “We make your luxurious home vision a reality.” A Letter from our Founder: We are honored to have you as a potential client and wanted to thank you for considering us to help you in such an important investment - your Home. Thank you for choosing & trusting us to make your living space incredible! I started Essential Design & Build after building, remodeling and designing commercial and residential spaces in the industry for over 9 years. During that time, I combined all the moving parts needed to become a successful design & build firm today. I created my company from your perspective, the homeowner, with the vision of incorporating everything you expect when making an informed decision and choice of builder in NYC. I have realized that the main ingredient to growth, success and happiness is offering excellent client service and truly caring about those who put their confidence in your hands. We offer you, the homeowner, an efficient process and a project timeline. I will oversee your project every step of the way to completion. In addition, I will make myself available whenever needed. I am looking forward to meeting you. Thankfully yours, Peter Hartofilis, President & Founder Essential Design & Build

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Attic Conversion, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Building Design, Deck Building, Deck Design, Demolition, Design Consultation, Dock Design & Construction, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Leveling, Foundation Construction, Greenhouse Design & Construction, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Gym Design & Construction, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Radiant Floor Heating, Site Preparation, Structural Engineering, Sunroom Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Wood Floor Installation, Custom Home

Areas Served

Eastchester, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County, Long Island, Brooklyn Heights, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Rye, Ardsley


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Business Details

Business Name

Essential Design & Build

Phone Number

(973) 381-1442


New York, NY 10017

Typical Job Cost

$100,000 - 5 million

Custom Project Consultations Available online or in person. Call, email or zoom call today,


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Essential Design & Build
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