With so much window space, the living room needed furniture to balance out the room. A free floating walnut steel stair case leads upstairs. The shades are lowered by motor and the windows are all made from lead free clear glass seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.
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.
In this studio apartment, designer Stephen Fanuka's job was to turn the studio apartment into a beautiful master suite, and combine two spaces into one stunning apartment. This required demolishing part of the apartment, the library, to create a doorway into the new suite, but Fanuka's team replicated the old space's details in a smaller space. The master suite is truly luxurious with a master bath, shown here on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, featuring hand-painted wallpaper and a custom shower stall with Carrara marble tile.
As featured on DIY's Network's Million Dollar Contractor, host Stephen Fanuka created a solarium and a new bar that runs the length of the room, integrating a sink and beverage refrigerator. He also installed motorized shades, lighting, and carpet, making the space much more livable year-round. The renovation involved the application of quarter-inch slate tiles to the stairway wall. This has the effect of uniting the upstairs and downstairs, and gives the appearance of solid stone when in fact it's only as thick as two quarters.
DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes. This hallway chest was transformed into a piece of graffiti art complimenting the black and white striped mirror above.
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.
In this episode of DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, the focus of the job was to restore the original details while preserving as much of the material as possible in the dining room that is more than 100 years old. That said, the job also called for relocating a doorway, incorporating a pocket door, and adding a coffered ceiling to house additional light fixtures - all while maintaining the classic feel of the room.