Hit Factory Condo Renovation In Midtown | 421 West 54th

About This Renovation

Music fans in the know have surely heard of The Hit Factory, a legendary NYC recording studio that hosted everyone from John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen to LL Cool J and Nas. Paul Simon actually recorded Graceland there. Well, in 2005 the music ended and this Broadway studio was converted into luxury condos. One of those  was recently purchased by a young family, who favored Gallery’s full-service design-build approach when driving the complexities of their NYC condo renovation.

Job Type
Condo Renovation
Design By Gallery
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan
The Hit Factory, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019
3 Months

Kitchen Revival

The bulk of our complete condo renovation focused on their kitchen, which required tearing down walls that closed-in the room to open up the space for a modern, practical design. Between the splashes of walnut cabinetry and cool gray quartz countertops from Cambria, the condo kitchen remodel was able to create a functional flow that makes the whole space more accessible. The custom millwork adds a traditional design touch with open-air storage, helping transition from the kitchen to the living space. 

Fireplace Focus

Although the fireplace naturally stood out, our clients’ goal was to make it the condo's proper focal point. To accomplish this, we brought in large porcelain platform tiles, delivering a textured metallic style that’s both modern and accessible. However, the eye-catching look didn’t come easily, as the complexity of the fine material required us to cut all pieces perfectly to size off-site, then bring them in via elevator - which wasn’t always reliable. The result is a stunning centerpiece that fortified their contemporary design goal.

Considering a condo or co-op renovation in NYC? Find timely inspiration for your upcoming condo renovation via our recent blog, Condo Renovation Ideas 2023. View our portfolio of co-op & condo renovation before and afters, learn more about Gallery, or simply contact us today.

We are an award-winning design-build firm in New York City with a full-scale approach that includes everything from interior design and architectural services to facilitating building management and board approval, to construction and construction management. We bring dream homes to life.


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Our success stories

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.”
Zoe C
Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY.
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!
Irene G.
Manhattan, NY.
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!
Shivraj B.
Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY.
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
Jason C
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.
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.
Jane M
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY.
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!!
Fiki K.
Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY.
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