16 W 16th St, NYC
Construction Duration: 4 months
Complete Apartment Renovation: This 1 BR/1Bath apartment Co-op was in a typical 60’s building, last renovated in the 80’s and needed a gut renovation to bring it into the 21st Century. Our client selected beautiful materials that were bold and yet timeless a gorgeous deco mosaic was the focus for the bath. I was able to wrap the bathroom design around it with brass accents, geometric patterns contrasting the white Thassos wall tiles for a stunning bathroom. Same for the kitchen starting with the unusual Python quartzite slab for the counter and backsplash; the design fell into place quickly!!
That meant gutting the kitchen & bath, and keeping the bath fixtures on their existing bath layout because we did not have enough space comply with ADA requirements but changed the tub to the shower!! We planned to start the project in April 2020 but the COVID pandemic changed everything. Despite the setbacks and our design build approach, we started in August and finished the project as planned with a few more setbacks because of the building rules. It took more coordinating for all deliveries and material logistics with longer lead times was mind boggling!!! And DOB inspecting looking for COVID Violations and $5,000 fines, but not for me – we stay safe with masks, distance, PPE and daily contact tracing with sign ins. It’s a seriously stressful environment to work in during this contagious pandemic!
The Kitchen had the same fixture locations and was custom, designed to include every spec of space. We included the counter material to continue up the backsplash. We chose a stepped panel for the white contemporary custom cabinet design, grounded with a dark grey porcelain floor to make the space feel bigger. We took space from the open entrance/foyer to push the island over a bit and made it bigger on the foyer side adding more counterspace! The Python leather textured Quartzite Countertop and Backsplash was the focal point when you entered the open kitchen/foyer space. It was really stunning like a river with hues of grey, flecks of mica, and almost a blue grey/purple!! In the bedroom, we added the accent wall in with gorgeous Phillip Jeffries indigo blue and almost a brass gold patterned wallpaper and venetian bronze grills to complement it. New window treatments as well, along with the new custom Radiator and AC wall to wall covers with pure white Caesarstone tops complemented the new Walnut engineered floors perfectly and added the finishing touches to create a Contemporary Gem! We love it!!