With the flip of a switch, the family room is lit with the natural rays of sunshine. How? Stephen installed shutters that slide back so the homeowners have the perfect view of the skyline.
This upstairs solarium has everything one could only dream of. Fully retractable ceiling shutters, contemporary furniture around a TV and a view of Central Park West. Yes, please.
Office, storage and wines. It doesn't get any better. Stephen says this staircase encourages guests to go upstairs and see the rest of the place. Solid slate stone walls along the stairwell marry the upstairs and downstairs beautifully.
Stephen's new project manager Peter came up with the goods when it counted the most. 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.
This classic dining area has a handcrafted wooden table with chairs and is just around the corner from the living room.
Built in 1924, this apartment is pre-war and turned out to be a real jewel box. The re-stained oak-paneled dining room has character with rift oak rails and quarter sawn panels.
A formal entry way with big spaces that opens to the dining room and living room, the homeowners were really pleased with the work Stephen’s crew crafted up.
Fanuka goal on this project was to take a studio apartment and incorporate it into the existing home. Removing a wall and pushing the old space back, this new living room is open and engaging.
Custom everything. Stephen brought in his team with the most technologically advanced CNC glass cutting machine to trim the frame around the shower precisely to the client's specs complete with a new vanity outside.
Restoring these wall panels brought back the same beauty and integrity the room had over 100 years ago when it was originally built. Newly installed lights crossing along the ceiling beams making the room much more vibrant.
An apartment over 100 years old, from the stairs, columns, and capitols, even the smallest details have given this room a whole new life. The lanterns hanging above are the originals restored and refinished.
This kitchen has an eloquent design with slab covering the top of the island and the finest stainless steel appliances for cooking.
Stephen's crew installed a wall unit and bookcase to separate this private space from the rest of the rooms. The study is now a nice getaway from an otherwise open apartment.
The master marble bath is comfortable and functional. Like a jigsaw puzzle, each slab was hand selected and put together to form one masterpiece.
This entire duplex was remodeled head to toe. The living room needed an updated contemporary look and that's precisely what Stephen Fanuka gave the homeowners.
The foyer features blue savoy slabs, mahogany doorways and entresols of high gloss finish. The staircase has been fitted with a new banister in high gloss finished wood to match the doors and entresols and new balusters.
The perfect change of pace. This contemporary room maintains high end while making your guests feel like they can still get comfortable. One seat chairs and a couch are the perfect way to gather around the TV.
The seating area upstairs pops with a tufted bench and wall to wall carpet.
The common hallway entrance was modernized with an edgy graffiti style art piece.
The living room, formerly the master bedroom, underwent a dramatic transformation thanks to Stephen and his crew. A beautiful antique wooden bookcase was relocated to this room, as well as a new window on the northwest wall.
Stephen wanted a timeless rolling ladder installed as the centerpiece of the room to allow the homeowner easy access to any book they desire.
What used to be the master bath and home office is now an open, repurposed country-style kitchen with a wood-topped center island made from mahogany and new flooring.
The kitchen now takes full advantage of the 15-foot ceilings. These shaker cabinet doors accented with granite countertops.
A brightly painted new foyer with wall paper and light fixtures accompanied by a floor rug brings the room space to life.
This beautiful master bedroom suite was once upon a time the kitchen. Spacious, colorful and traditional, this bedroom is absolutely perfect.
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.
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.
Cladded beams, oversized windows and a corner bar make this wide open space cozier.
This flawless kitchen features glass foil back tiles, oak cabinets and oversized commercial appliances.
The client wanted a loft feel but with a defined living section in each area of the apartment. The finished result turned out perfectly.
How do you turn one long open space into a multi-divided room? Stephen's crew worked hard to turn this loft space into a separately defined office space for work.
The dining room features a free floating wall with fireplace and scales the place nicely.
This open and airy kitchen is perfect for the loft featuring an island for stainless steel appliances.
A sliding panel decorated with art is the perfect divider into the master bedroom. The feature element seals off from the kitchen for privacy.
Stephen wanted this room to have plenty of natural light so anyone who wakes up is greeted by New York City's sunshine.
Five showerheads featuring body sprayers are what Stephen calls the perfect getaway vacation from within your own home. A window above allows natural light into the bath.
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Stephen Fanuka has been working with wood for decades, but when he's called on to construct a traditional wood-panelled dining room with an incredible level of detail, his years of experience will be put to the test.
Fanuka Inc has built thousands of bookshelves, but Stephen takes on a new challenge when he's asked to build a study with a secret door housed in a bookcase. Meanwhile, Fanuka gives his own backyard an upgrade - complete with a wood-burning pizza oven.
Fanuka's clients own a one bedroom apartment, and they've purchased the studio next door. Now it's up to Fanuka to combine the spaces and give his clients the master bedroom of their dreams.
In a pre-war apartment that's seen better days, Fanuka is tasked with restoring the wood-paneled dining room to its former glory. But when demolition in the apartment goes too far, it's up to Fanuka to recreate hundred-year-old craftsmanship.
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