In 2017, our client purchased a one bed, one bath co-op in a seven-story building in the storybook Greenwich Village neighborhood. In 2020, another one bedroom sponsor unit became available next to his, which he purchased in hopes of an apartment combination. The goal was to create a more spacious apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while also combining the two outdoor deck spaces each unit offered.
To accommodate, we fully gut renovated both spaces (with the exception of one recently-updated guest bathroom), then combined the two apartments to create an immersive and elegant home that allowed him to settle into his post-bachelor life with added comfort and desirability.
Apartment combinations in NYC rarely come without difficulty, but this one was especially challenging. First off, there was an elevator shaft partially dividing the two units with literally no way to work around. As a result, our architectural team conspired creative ways to position the space plan around the protruding elevator bank, making most of the challenge by creating an L-shaped hallway that led to a new home office space.
Two entrances can sometimes pose a challenge in NYC apartment combinations, but this particular building allowed the closure of one entrance. As a result we were able to create a large en-suite bathroom connected to a walk-through dressing room. The old 2nd entrance wall became the area for the freestanding tub.
One of the most appealing outcomes from this keen NYC apartment combination is the beautiful outdoor patio space. Without combining two apartments into one, finding Manhattan real estate with this much outdoor square footage for a reasonable price is extremely rare. By combining the two smaller patios from each respective apartment our client was able to maximize his incredible views of South Village and create the ultimate house party focal point, ready for the wall-mounted projector and movie night in the city.
To achieve the exterior patio, structural work was required, which also allowed us to account for movement of the HVAC compressor. We also repaired previous steel damage, along with flashing and waterproofing around like all window areas.
To ensure evergreen appeal in our renovated Manhattan co-op, we delivered a transitional design style with warming undertones, with uber modern touches throughout, creating a mix of modern and classic that doesn’t lean too far in either direction. Notice timeless touches from the farmhouse sink, white and gold fixtures, white oak wood floors, shaker cabinets, and subway backsplash. Very traditional. Very New York.
The traditional design style carries into the five piece bathroom, which offers basket weave tile on the floors, marble subway on the walls, a freestanding tub, plus a shower. The tub and shower combo can be rare in NYC apartments, but because we combined the apartments, we were able to leverage the old kitchen plumbing for added amenities. The en suite is accessible via an extended walk-through closet and dressing area in the main bedroom. The fact the building was open to wet over dry conditions also allowed us more flexibility when expanding the bathroom space.
Forget about any horror story you have heard about contractors. Stop right here. This is the design-build contractor you want to HIRE. It was a breeze working with Gallery on our apartment combination project. We looked at quiet a few design-build companies and chose Gallery because of the great communication and the fact that they were able to manage material purchasing and product selection for us. They were honest, took responsibility and pride in their work.”
Gallery did a gut renovation of the two extremely dated bathrooms in our 1940 Bayside home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results! The process from beginning to end was facilitated by their team, who came up with great design ideas and suggestions. They were always on top of the project and responded to our questions/problems quickly, with 100% resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend them!
Worked with the Gallery Team to do a full gut renovation of our home. As a young family we wanted a more modern and open layout but needed a practical and functional layout which the Gallery Team worked with us to design. They were very helpful through the entire process and worked with us each step of the way with great responsiveness and care for our project. They were helpful but not pushy through the design process and efficient through the construction process. They maintained open lines of dialogue and we are very happy with the way our home turned out. Thank you Gallery!
From the start, we wanted a crew that could do full service (design and build). After looking at some other designs, we really liked what Gallery offered in way of aesthetics. Then, during the entire process, the team was all over it! Issues always come up, but it’s how these guys handled them that make me here writing a positive review. Can’t recommend them highly enough
I enthusiastically recommend Gallery, who did a superb job renovating our once decrepit 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The project involved a full kitchen and bathroom renovation, as well as new electrical, refinished floors, new doors, new baseboards, and some rearranged bedroom closets. What is more, when I have them the wrong paint color for my daughter’s bedroom, and the team started to paint that color, they got the paint I wanted and corrected the “mistake” (which has actually been my mistake) and didn’t charge me for that either. I’d choose them again 100 times over and definitely recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.
We interviewed about 8 different companies before hiring a contractor for our apartment renovations. Although Gallery was not the cheapest option, we chose them based on their upfront billing format, high client reviews, and depth of knowledge. We loved how it was a “one stop shop” and were paying one bill, up front. Everything was very transparent and we could not be happier with the results! Our apartment looks exactly how we imagined. Thank you!!