VGC NYC Builders Announces the Completion of a Full Scale Private Residential Renovation on Central Park West

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This recently completed project at 227 CPW was a partial renovation of a 2,000 sq. ft. pre-war private residence that evolved into a full-scale comprehensive renovation.

227 Central Park West completed renovation

We are extremely satisfied with the major renovations completed by VGC, Ed and his entire team. We had many challenges and hurdles to overcome but he handled them with great care and respect. One very big plus for us - Ed is a creative problem solver.

Every renovation has its share of challenges and a story to be told, and this project was no exception.

Shortly after demolition we discovered serious dry rot of existing sub flooring. Additionally, structural wood rafters - haphazardly cut away from a prior renovation and dry rotted at the ends - needed to be carefully removed and reinstalled without causing damage to the apartment below, which had been recently renovated. Working on behalf of the building management for the structural repairs, we removed the damage structural framing and replaced with new LVL's before re-installation of an entirely new sub floor.

Plumbing, waste and heat risers were re-routed and re-located to move the kitchen from a dark alcove at the back of the apartment to an open concept design near the CPW-facing, sun-drenched private atrium. Structural steel and brickwork was required to support the main beam down the center of this wood frame structure. This allowed us to provide a series of openings down the main corridor dramatically increasing the beautiful Central Park views from several new vantage points.

The project endured dramatic scope adjustment at various project milestones, and strongly leaned on our organizational nimbleness to react swiftly in the face of these changes and minimize the impact to schedule. Despite the challenges, the project contains so many features that we are proud to have built for the client, including a 3-air handler central air system, an alcohol-fueled fireplace, a custom millwork ensemble that serves to divide the living and dining rooms while also creatively encapsulating a set of relocated building plumbing risers. The client is greeted at the front door by a curved wood floating wall with a stainless steel shelve insert and LED lighting. A great deal of attention was given to crafting the design, lighting and millwork to highlight the client's collection of artwork and artifacts in abundance throughout the residence.

We are proud to have received the following unsolicited testimonial from our client on this project -

"We are extremely satisfied with the major renovations completed by VGC, Ed and his entire team. We had many challenges and hurdles to overcome but he handled them with great care and respect. One very big plus for us - Ed is a creative problem solver. He listens to suggestions, and using his immense knowledge, turns them into brilliant solutions. The final project met and often exceeded our high expectations for quality and craftsmanship.

We found working with Ed and his entire team to be extremely friendly, positive and totally professional. We can, without reservations, recommend VGC to anyone who seeks and expects the best."

To learn more about how VGC NYC Builders can be a resource to your firm, please contact us at 212.580.6900 or email either Ed Varricchio (edward(at) or Carmine Timmoneri (carmine(at)

We are confident you will find the level of service provided by VGC to exceed your expectations and a completed renovation that is breathtaking. We stake our reputation on it.

About VGC NYC: VGC is a leading high-end general contractor specializing in partial to full renovations of private residences in New York City. Since 1987, our firm has performed hundreds of renovations throughout some of the most prestigious and exclusive buildings in Manhattan. Working for the most discerning clients, architects and designers has led to our reputation as one of the industry’s most trusted and respected general contractors for high-end residential projects.

Our firm’s boutique size allows us to provide a more tailored and intimate approach to each project we undertake. At the same time, we employ advanced construction and project management disciplines to deliver a finish you would expect from a much larger firm at an attractive and competitive budget.

We pride ourselves in maintaining a lifetime of dedication to our clients and rely almost exclusively on repeat business and referrals. We have served many of the same families for multiple generations across a multitude of projects and hold sacred these relationships.

Offering a broad spectrum of services that includes General Contracting, Construction Management and Conceptual Budget Development, VGC is experienced and well equipped to deliver value to any and all phases of your construction project.

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