Upper East Side Co-Op Renovation | 55 East End Ave

About This Renovation

We’re beaming about our recent co-op renovation on the Upper East Side. Located at Riverview South, a few blocks from Gracie Mansion, this two bedroom, two bathroom was a dated post-war home that hadn't been renovated for years. That’s when the client, a facial surgeon living with his dog, brought Gallery into the equation. Our full-service approach allowed us to hone in on his design objectives, execute the architectural plans accordingly and then work together to materialize the construction of his dream home. 

Job Type
Luxury Co-Op Renovation
Design By Gallery
Upper East Side, Manhattan
55 East End, New York, NY 10023
6 Months

Mid-Century Modern Makeover Requires Altering Space

Upon purchase, the client’s goal was to renovate his outdated Manhattan co-op and make the property his own via a polished style and mid-century modern design. After meeting with Gallery’s design team and in-house architect, we realized that to meet the client's vision, we would need to integrate the kitchen with the apartment by opening the space up. This required us to tear down a main wall in the home, as the previously narrow kitchen space was enclosed in a separate room.

Stunning Mid-Century Modern Kitchen & More

Once we opened up the space, we were able to execute our design plan without issue. Leading with a focal point kitchen, we created a walnut-centric design with painted touches to lighten up the aesthetic and create a warmer environment, including lighter grays in the adjoined dining room. All cabinetry was custom designed to fit the space. We then juxtaposed the light tones by placing darker accents throughout, noticeably the black marble countertops in the kitchen. We also mingled in navy blues and greens in the bedroom, office and other priority areas.

En-Suite Bathroom Masterpiece 

The primary en-suite bathroom required an especially custom touch and came out eloquent as ever. Beyond the custom floating marble bench in the shower that was specifically designed for client (find out why here), we wanted the space to really drive home the mid-century modern design. To accomplish this, we added emerald green tile up top, then paired that with Calcutta penny tile and brass finishes from Kohler, plus an extremely rich West Elm Mid Century Walnut vanity to add earthy tones to the space and ground the design.

Powder Room Pop  

The tile work in the powder room also delivers extremely choice MCM flavor, thanks to marble mosaic patterns and fluted marble accent tile. The Clarence Apothecary vanity beautifully combines steel and marble for a sleek, modern look that offers an airy but elegant touch to this personal prep room.

Woodgrain MCM Details Throughout 

To add to the mid-century modern design scheme, clean white oak engineered floors were installed throughout the apartment, giving the flooring a rich look with a welcomed durability. From there, custom millwork was added in the office as well, offering shelving, a desk, and custom closets to accommodate the client's peloton bike.

Additional Highlights

  • New Doors Throughout
  • Heated Flooring In Master Bathroom
  • Recessed Lighting Throughout 
  • Base-Moulding & Closet Casings Throughout 
  • Paint Throughout 
  • Updated Plumbing

Considering a co-op renovation in NYC? View our portfolio of condo & co-op 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 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 renovating pre-war homes, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, sourcing custom pieces, building entirely new rooms (or even balconies), millwork, 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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