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Prewar Partial Gut Renovation: 515 E 89th St, NYC

Prewar Partial Gut Renovation: 515 E 89th St, NYC

Prewar Partial Gut Renovation 515 E 89th St:

Paula McDonald Design Build & Interiors 

Construction Duration: under 3 months

Kitchen, Flooring and Bedroom Wall: The goal was to create an open floor plan in this One Bedroom, and change the dark closed feeling to an open, bright and visually larger space (although it’s not) starting removing walls, integrating new wood flooring matching existing to repair the bedroom and replace all floors in the expanded kitchen. We had to upgrade the Electric AMPs from the basement as well.  We moved the range and sink which meant terminating the gas line and using an induction cooktop and electric wall oven and lots of adjustments!! Dramatic Quartzite countertops, and the accent wall laser jet marble mosaic were critical to this artistic interpretation of space. The kitchen was expanded with into the foyer gallery space, adding the pantry, more counter space and the seated bar area. Now, the kitchen opens to the living space and is  perfect for entertaining or just hanging out.  The lighting design was key, with task areas separated (general, bar seating, and under-cabinet LED all dimmable).  We moved the bedroom door and replaced it with a pocket door with a sand blasted glass panel to allow for more light and installed the through the wall AC and reclaimed that Living room window for more southern light!

We truly transformed this space in a wonderful way!! We were thrilled to see how much our client loves it.. and was overwhelmed by it! Changing this to a beautiful forever home!

If you love this Prewar Partial Renovation on the Upper East Side as much as we do, you can book a renovation consultation to see what Paula McDonald Design Build & Interiors can do for you!