Manhattan Apartment Renovation | 91 Central Park West

About This Renovation

A recent project found us renovating a beautiful pre-war co-op apartment at 91 Central Park West. The building, established in 1929, was designed by famed NYC architectural firm Schwartz & Gross, whose work also includes The Mark Hotel and many of the Neo-Renaissance residential buildings along Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, and Central Park West. Our client purchased the unit in solid shape but the unique layout required quite a bit of ingenuity to meet their specific needs which prioritized a commercial-quality kitchen, enhanced office space, along with various other upgrades that required a fine touch.

Job Type
Kitchen & Multiple Room Renovation
Design By Gallery
Upper West Side, Manhattan
91 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
5 Months

Reconfiguration Required 

Classic sevens typically have an old butler’s pantry built into the layout that can create complications when trying to find the ideal configuration during a full-scale kitchen renovation. When the client initiated conversations they informed us making the most of this tricky space was vital but they weren’t sure how because an updated layout wasn't exactly obvious. In order to facilitate the client's request for a larger kitchen, we needed to modify the layout of the powder room, move the laundry area, as well as relocate the stove and the associated gas line. This updated layout also required the relocation of the existing electrical panel. We also adjusted entryways into the apartment and living room for enhanced ingress into the adjusted kitchen and an optimal transitional experience.

Commercial-Grade Kitchen With Residential Appeal  

Our clients made it known from the beginning they love to cook and bake, making the kitchen a priority of their renovation. With an enhanced layout in place our goal with the kitchen space was to create something that could take a lot of abuse. This meant Gallery’s design team needed to conceptualize a chef-quality kitchen that balanced architectural aesthetics and commercial toughness. To accomplish the juxtaposed look, we integrated a stainless steel sink and countertops specifically requested by the client, then complimented the tactile design further with a splice of butcher block countertop integrated into the stainless steel countertops, on the corners. We also updated all kitchen flooring with a durable European white oak to sustain maximum traffic.

Enhanced Pantry With A Personal Touch

Opposite of the kitchen is a built-in pantry with a focal point wine rack, featuring a custom teal color and stunning custom millwork. Below, notice the attention to detail delivered by the hand-painted tiles in the backsplash. The clients wanted to make use of 100-plus-year-old tiles purchased from the Netherlands while on a family trip. We recommended including them in the enhanced pantry which required our coordination team to secure and source matching subway tile to frame-in these revered relics while narrowing in on specific paint techniques and border colors. The result was a period-specific renovation with personalized touches that the client was thrilled with.

Powder Room Improvement

Another main area of improvement from this Upper West Side apartment renovation is the powder room, which got a total overhaul and layout reconfiguration. In efforts to offer as much room as possible we moved the toilet and sink for a more open flow, then leveraged the somewhat awkward niche in the space by relocating the vanity into that nook. We also added a new pocket door for more convenient entry. Notice how well the taupe Chinois Our Way wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries compliments the adjusted space.


  • Office Overhaul: Beyond the kitchen, another priority for our clients was updating their office space, since they work from home. To make the space more practical, we added in various built-in bookshelves with completely custom millwork and custom colors. 
  • Replaced Crown & Base Moulding Throughout 
  • Relocated & Rebuilt Laundry Space 
  • Soundproof Flooring w/Vibrator Isolation Pads 
  • Relocated & Replaced Electrical Panel 
  • Various New Closets Built
  • Multiple Windows Replaced 
  • New Hardware Throughout

Considering an apartment renovation in Central Park West? For inspiration, consider these 8 Factors To Consider When Renovating In NYC. View our portfolio of apartment 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-service approach to residential renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn that includes everything from interior design and architectural services to facilitating building management and board approval, to construction and construction management. We’re experts in pre-war renovations, apartment combinations, full gut renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, and all that falls in between. Let Gallery bring your dream home 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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