MyHome Completes Manhattan Penthouse Renovation with Pre-War Accents

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MyHome, one of NYC’s most trusted renovation companies, recently completed a total apartment renovation at 107 West 86th Street in Manhattan. Designer Ben Pitt and Project Manager Chad Neighbors were tasked with updating a 1 bedroom penthouse apartment.

Newly renovated Manhattan penthouse apartment with pre-war accents such as original windows and terrace doors.

The homeowner of this penthouse apartment in Manhattan, NY sought to remove the carpet, refinish and repair the original hardwood floors and modernize the kitchen.

Designing the kitchen counter between a column and bump-out wall required an experience team. The problem was resolved by sketching a variety of options and carefully exploring the pros and cons of each.

MyHome, one of NYC’s most trusted renovation companies, recently completed a total apartment renovation at 107 West 86th Street in Manhattan.

Designer Ben Pitt, Project Manager Chad Neighbors, and their team were tasked with updating the 1 bedroom penthouse apartment with a brighter feel while retaining pre-war features.

The homeowner sought to remove the carpet, refinish and repair the original hardwood floors and modernize the kitchen. The challenge in this remodel was retaining the classic pre-war features such as coffered ceiling and original windows and terrace doors.

A modern, flat, frameless cabinetry was combined with a traditional looking counter. The Caesarstone Frosty Carinna counters are designed to replicate the look of marble. All of the original stainless steel appliances were used except for the hood and the sink. The hood was replaced with an upgraded above-the-range microwave. A high-gauge Solera stainless steel under-mount sink completed the look.

Designing the kitchen counter between a column and bump-out wall required an experience team. The problem was resolved by sketching a variety of options and carefully exploring the pros and cons of each. In the end, the counter was aligned with the column which left extra space in the living room.

The designer added color in the kitchen with a reflective blue mosaic glass tile as the backsplash. Pitt also repurposed a matching banquet in the dining by removing the bulky wall cabinets and moving the piece into the living area.

One of the unique challenge posed by the penthouse was matching the original hardwood flooring. Sections of the flooring had once been removed from under the carpet. The kitchen flooring sat at a different height than the rest of the apartment. A smooth transition was created in both areas to provide a consistent look and flow in the home.

This penthouse features a very large terrace accessible from the living room and bedroom. It was important to the homeowners that the renovation created an open, inviting space that accentuates the original rod-iron windows and terrace doors. The designer and his team work diligently with careful attention to details to ensure the homeowner got exactly what they desired.

MyHome was founded in 2001 by managing partner Yoel Piotraut. The company, which is based in New York City, has a team of consultants, designers and managers. MyHome’s New York City kitchen and bath showroom is located at 353 West 48th Street in Manhattan. Designer Ben Pitt has been working with MyHome since 2003. By providing expert advice concerning any design issues that may arise before, during and after the project, Ben has an established reputation for being an innovative and productive remodeling consultant.

Project Manager Chad Neighbors has been with MyHome since 2015. Chad grew up in a family of custom builders and has over 30 years of professional experience in the building industry.

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