Washington Square Park Apartment

For this gut renovation of a classic pre-war apartment on Washington Square Park, architectural integrity was top of mind. We wanted to create a fresh and entirely new space that left the apartment’s historic bones intact. Walls separating the kitchen and dining room were taken down to create an open plan perfect for entertaining. We replaced the original dark floors with cerused oak herringbone to draw the eye upwards. Custom millwork in the dining room, living room and kitchen recall the apartment’s pre-war details while still feeling modern and new.  An easy color palette of grays and blues, with pops of red and a spot of black here and there breathe life into this bright and airy space.

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From the Client

My husband and I hired McGrath II early in the process of gut renovating our 3-bed 3-bath NYC apartment. Suzanne, Lauren, and their excellent team were essential to designing everything from the location of walls and built-in millwork to the smallest details of the lampshades and bedding. Planned around the lovely custom upholstered pieces they suggested, the resulting apartment is the perfect expression of our taste, elevated by the McGraths professional eye...

From the Client

...We had a lot of opinions, but not enough words to articulate them, and the McGraths did a wonderful and diplomatic job of interpreting our wishes while steering us towards a stunning, integrated look for the finished whole.

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872 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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