Meet Stephen Fanuka

Meet Stephen Fanuka, host of Million Dollar Contractor. 

M$C's Season 2 Highlights

Matching Century-Old Paneling

Stephen's challenge: matching the wall paneling in a century-old home.

Stephen's Renovations

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Accessible Library

Stephen wanted a timeless rolling ladder installed as the centerpiece of the room to allow the homeowner easy access to any book they desire seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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A Corner Office

How do you turn one long open space into a mufti-divided room? Stephen's crew worked hard to turn this loft space into a separately defined office space for work as seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Apartment of the Century

Not many NYC apartments have 20 foot ceilings, so the design took advantage of the height and beaux arts details in the living room of this 100-year old apartment. The existing columns were all refinished, and the walls were treated with Venetian plaster, creating a look that's both classic and modern. Motorized shades were installed, and on the balcony, the original railing was replaced with star fire glass. This has the visual effect of opening the space even more, and allowing the natural light to flow into the foyer and hallway featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Dining Room Floating Wall

The dining room features a free floating wall with fireplace and scales the place nicely as seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Sculpted Privacy Door

A sliding panel decorated with art is the perfect divider into the master bedroom. The feature element seals off from the kitchen for privacy featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Bright Blue Foyer

Almost every room in the apartment was re-imagined and reconfigured. A brightly painted new foyer with wall paper and light fixtures accompanied by a floor rug brings the room space to life on Million Dollar Contractor.

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Impressive Foyer

As seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, this entry foyer is spectacular. A wintery theme art along the walls is one more reason why Stephen said this was the nicest home he's ever built.

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A Livable Living Room

An engaging living space with a big screen TV and couch, a timeless fireplace mantle and table for games, it's perfect for family and friend fun on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor. Stephen Fanuka had a unique challenge in building the custom cabinet under the stairs in the living room. The goal was to maximize the use of space in the apartment, and not an inch is wasted. The cabinet is crafted from walnut, and integrates a wine rack, a desk and workspace, bookshelves, and hidden storage areas. The living room fireplace was also replaced, and fitted with a custom stone mantle.

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Living Room and Study

In the study, Stephen Fanuka built a new bookcase and wall unit, separating the space from the living room. Additionally, all other millwork in the room - from AC covers to crown molding was newly built for the apartment. Period details - like the carved fireplace mantel and archway over the doors, were restored and reprinted as featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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A Jewel of a Dining Room

Million Dollar Contractor, Stephen Fanuka was brought in to restore this apartment to its prewar glory, and the crown jewel was to be an oak-paneled dining room. The Fanuka team selected individual quarter-sawn oak panels for the highly-figured grain pattern she desired. They also had custom solid wood moldings cut to replicate prewar details and even wood species. Even the staining of the wood was laborious, but in the end well worth it for the room is warm and honey-toned. Finally added was a vintage fireplace from an architectural salvage company.

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