Upper East Side Apartment

A few surgical interventions dramatically changed the use of this Upper East Side apartment. The rear windows of this landmarked building overlook a gorgeously landscaped inner courtyard. But the small kitchen was hidden down a long hall by the servants’ quarters. Moreover, the unit had no laundry room, no central air, and a floor of mismatched types and levels.

First, we connected the kitchen directly to the dining room, doubling its size with new charcoal gray concrete countertops and backsplashes. Adding a new island and a second window, the kitchen is now big enough for a whole family. Our new alignment also created a long view through the whole apartment, from the kitchen clear to the living room windows.

We tucked a laundry room into the service corridor, with a tackboard wall and nine feet of extra countertop. The servants’ quarters became a guest room and a home office. Every room has new bookshelves and narrow oak flooring. And the new central air system is completely hidden behind and above closets.

Upper East Side
1350 s.f.
Year Completed
General Contractor
PH Custom Home Inc.
Kyle Knodell
MEP Engineer
D'Antonio Consulting Eng.