EAST 64TH STREET DUPLEX
Objectives and Challenges
KNG was tasked with carrying out a full renovation of the entire duplex—a combined 3400 square feet of space. This project required gutting the entire space before renovating according to the architect’s specifications.
What We Did
KNG oversaw the completion of every aspect of this renovation project from floor to ceiling, creating an all-new beautiful space inside the duplex. Some of the highlights of this project included the following.
Contemporary Shaker Style Kitchen
The kitchen was designed to convey a bright, airy feel. We fabricated all the wood paneling and cabinetry in our own workshop and hand-painted the panels for a smooth surface with no detectable brush or roller marks. The counters are crafted from elegant Calcutta gold marble with smooth curved corners. The beautiful paneled door is also finished with satin lacquer to give this shaker kitchen a modern twist.
To help fulfill the architect’s vision of a spacious room that conveyed warmth, we fabricated all the custom furnishings in our own workshop, as well as the built-in cabinets, bookcase and TV unit. The cabinet millwork is of rift oak with a Cerused (Liming) finish to bring out the detail of the oak and give it a modern look. We also installed the custom crown molding and applied a level 5 skim coating and high-quality paint to the walls and ceiling for an ultra-smooth finish.
Venetian-Style Master Bath
To add a sense of elegance and richness to the master bath, we applied authentic Venetian plastering to the walls for a timeless, textured look. We also installed the marble tile work on the bathroom floor and around the tub, completing the look with silver leafing on the vanity.
We achieved the dark, elegant appearance of the office with custom-fabricated millwork and trim work applied with Fine Paints of Europe The high-quality paint was used in multiple light coats. After each coat of paint, the trim work and millwork were left to dry for at least 24 hours before being lightly sanded down and applying the next layer. The process was replicated until we got a rich, smooth finish. The office millwork and trim work was one of the most lengthy and lavish features of the whole project. KNG also fabricated the custom office furnishings in our shop, including the desk, the look of which was accented by mirror pieces.
As with the living room, we fabricated and installed the elegant wood paneling in the master bedroom, hand-painting them to a smooth finish. We also fabricated and upholstered the custom-made master bed, along with the custom nightstand tables. The attached dressing room also includes an elegant custom-built cabinet with antique mirrors installed.