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Sutton Place Contemporary Apartment Renovation: 411 E 53rd St, NYC

Sutton Place Contemporary Apartment Renovation: 411 E 53rd St, NYC

Gut Renovation & Contemporary Transformation of a 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Manhattan Apartment

Including Interior Design Services and Procurement by Paula McDonald Design Build & Interiors

This was a new twist on my services during COVID at its height in NYC for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment that needed a total gut renovation. I added a stackable washer and dryer, electric panel upgrade and rewiring, and through the wall heating/air conditioning units and more. We worked with the client to achieve their vision, from finish selections to builtin designs in a contemporary style suited for an open floor plan.

Project Overview

Type: Contemporary Style Apartment (Renovation & Interior Design)
Rooms: 3 bedroom 3 bathroom
Location: Sutton Place (411 E 53rd St, NYC)

Contemporary Apartment Renovation Highlights

A warm mixture of whites for the color palette, and contrasting color in the kitchen cabinetry for the seated peninsula and including the pendants was a great way to define the different areas of the open space and yet be interactive. The kitchen was custom designed for both function and entertaining.

  • Kitchen Renovations & Interior Design:

    • A mixture of warm whites for color palette
    • Seated Peninsula
    • Pendants by Hudson Valley Lighting
    • Subzero wine refrigerator
    • Countertop material from Silestone and Caesarstone throughout kitchen

 

  • Bathroom Design Features

    • Mixed porcelain with select marble mosaics for focus feature walls
    • Custom vanities for all bathrooms with custom vanities
    • Quartz material from Caesarstone throughout bathroom

 

  • Other Interior Design & Renovation Features

    (Including finish selections, furniture planning, furniture selections and procurement.)

    • Color Consultation
    • Furniture Selections, Sourcing and buying
    • Custom built-ins, wall to wall
    • Custom Hunter Douglas window and door treatments
    • Lighting Design
    • Stackable washer and dryer
    • Electric panel upgrade and rewiring
    • Through the wall heating/air conditioning units
    • PID light wood flooring (throughout apartment)
    • Area rugs from Stark and Tufenkian (throughout apartment)

 

More Project Details…

The Full Story Behind this Sutton Place Contemporary Apartment Renovation 

This was a new twist on my services during COVID at its height in NYC for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment that needed a total gut renovation. I added a stackable washer and dryer, electric panel upgrade and rewiring, and through the wall heating/air conditioning units and more. 

Although this project started as a finish selection and interior design service, it grew to revising the architectural plans for this final result, improving functionality and scale. Procurement and design of Millwork/managing the gaps was a new experience since we usually provide the labor and deliver the concept through completion. Once the interior furnishing plan was set, I was working through coordinating the design execution from the final proposed furniture plan with the contractor to complete the project.

We worked with the client to achieve their vision, from finish selections to built-in designs in a contemporary style suited for an open floor plan. Beautiful lighter wood flooring throughout (PID) paired perfectly with great area rugs from Stark and Tufenkian. A warm mixture of whites for the color palette, and contrasting color in the kitchen cabinetry for the seated peninsula and including the pendants was a great way to define the different areas of the open space and yet be interactive. Mixed porcelain with select marble mosaics for focus feature walls and custom vanities for all baths with custom vanities. Quartz material selected from Silestone and Caesarstone for the kitchen and baths, saddles and all Built-in cover tops. We designed a custom larger kitchen for both function and entertaining at its best! Including a Tall wine refrigerator for their collection.

In spite of the challenges, it’s beautiful!! It was not the process we normally provide (all inclusive) which resulted in a completion timeline almost twice as long!! I’m grateful to see how much of a difference my design build experience delivers.

We are delighted to have created exactly what this young couple envisioned, planning their dream apartment for their future family!! I’m delighted!

If you love this Sutton Place contemporary renovation transformation as much as we do, you can book a renovation consultation to see what Paula McDonald Design Build & Interiors can do for you!