INWOOD BRONX HOUSE RENOVATION

INWOOD BRONX HOUSE RENOVATION

Address: 531 West 217 street
New York, New York 10803
Project Cost: $1,300,000
Date: 2012
Size: 2,538 SF

Architect
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

Contractor
Excel Builders & Renovators, Inc.
Matthew Goldfine
249 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Structural
Old Structures Engineering
Nat Tocci
111 Broadway Suite 1405
New York, New York 10006

Meps
Batska Engineering, LLC
Altin Batska
6 Judson Avenue
Ardsley, New York 10502

Description:

SKAPC was tapped to renovate a fire-damaged home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Plans focused on the home owner’s long-term needs, with special attention paid to making the home – built in the 1920s – conducive to aging in place with ADA accessible components. The scope of the work involved designing central air conditioning and heating systems; reimagining the kitchen and bathrooms; space planning for a narrow lot; the re-creation and design of detailing in the living room, including the original paneling and ceiling coffers; and refresh the overall level of quality throughout the house. Original detailing was replaced wherever possible and replaced with natural light. For example, in the interest of resident safety, SKAPC suggested replacing the scuttle to the roof with a stair and bulkhead; as a derivative benefit, the homeowner now enjoys natural light to the middle of an otherwise darkish apartment through skylights and windows.