433 West 34th St.

Floor upgrade and fresh newly finished walls and ceilings

This charming sun-drenched apartment was in desperate need of a renovation. Strategically located around the corner from the Hudson Yards complex this adorable Co-Op studio was prime real estate that was not maximizing its potential. The brief from our client was to visualize the property’s potential and set out to modernize it and get it ready for sale.

We started with the main living area which needed the floors to be removed and replaced. We chose a 5″ wide plank Canadian ash engineered floor complete with sound proofing and new subflooring. 

All of the walls were fully skim coated and painted with a spectrum of paints starting with a blue grey in the bathroom that became ever lighter and brighter as we moved from the kitchen to the living area. Baseboards were also replaced with a custom-milled molding.

Stainless steel appliances and under counter lighting 

The kitchen received a full make-over as well, knowing that the new owners would most certainly enjoy hosting dinner parties. The kitchen was designed to be ultra-efficient with a one-wall kitchen that offered compact luxury with a Bertazzoni 24 Master Series gas oven and a Franke stainless sink equipped with a Hansgrohe Focus kitchen faucet. 

There was no reason to fret as the built-in KitchenAid refrigerator ensured that all groceries would stay cold all day with its large capacity drawer and automatic ice maker. The spacious shaker style kitchen cabinets (say that three times) offer over 36 cubic feet of storage. The separate pantry cabinet and drawers can easily house a home’s worth of cooking equipment or just loads of cereal boxes.

Knowing that storage was going to be key in the upgrading of this property, we  converted the kitchen closet into a pantry to maximize the space, and hid the internet and cable wires with a power outlet inside. The adjacent wall was also upgraded with Mr. Blow wallpaper from the folks at Abnormal Anonymous.

Classic 1920’s bathroom with a new modern feel

The fully renovated subway-tiled bathroom received the royal treatment with high-end features like WaterWorks fixtures and a rain shower head. We left the deep soak tub as they just don’t make em’ like that anymore. The porcelain pedestal sink and illuminated medicine cabinet were also upgrades but are consistent with the look and feel of the original. Finally the 2′ hex Carrera marble floor ties the whole room together. 

After a full staging, the property listing went live on September 1st. One week later our client accepted an above asking price, the highest ever paid for a studio in the building. That’s what we call Return on Design.