Chelsea Pre-War

About The Project


This pre-war one bedroom in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood dates back to 1929. London Terrace is one of the largest apartment building complexes in the city—encompassing an entire city block. The client, a young bachelor wanted a modernized apartment that respected the traditional style of the building.

In this complete gut renovation project, all of the interior finishes were removed. The former kitchenette was relocated and turned it into a large open-plan kitchen that is part of the living room. To move the kitchen, it required relocating the electrical panel and some wiring to an adjacent wall. The bathroom was also moved and completely renovated. New doors and hardware were installed throughout. The original wood floors were expertly patched with new wood where the wall was removed and sanded and stained everything to match perfectly. To remove the window unit air conditioners, it required cutting through the building’s exterior to install a wall sleeve for through-wall units.

By blending modern materials with traditional styling, the space feels lighter and brighter. The apartment is now perfect for the client’s busy lifestyle and it makes a great space for entertaining.

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Materials Used

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Range: Viking

Hood: Vent-A-Hood

Plumbing Fixtures: Lefroy Brooks

Cabinet Hardware: Classic Brass

Millwork: Custom

Lighting Controls: Lutron


Before Photos