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41 Charlton Street – A Townhouse Renovation

May 1, 2014 376 0

41 Charlton Street is a beautiful landmarked townhouse located in west SoHo.  Integrity Contracting was hired to perform temporary shoring of the rear brick masonry facade that was beginning to collapse due to the installation of an unsupported metal sleeve that was punctured through the rear wall by a previous contractor.  A new steel I-beam…


Murdock Solon Architects

May 1, 2014 53 0

Murdock Solon Architects has been featured in “Architectural Digest,” “New American Luxury,” “Design Bureau” and “Houzz.” The firm was formed when Shea Murdock merged with  Kelly Solon, both professionally and personally. The husband and wife team run the firm from their West Chelsea Arts District offices. The architectural firm focuses on residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Their…


Herringbone and Chevron Wood Floors

May 1, 2014 754 0

Herringbone and Chevron Wood Floors: Fad or Here To Stay? Since late last year, I’ve noticed more and more NYC home renovation projects incorporating herringbone or chevron wood floors. Perhaps I’m late on noticing this trend, but it seems there’s a desire to bring some visual texture to the decorator’s canvas. I asked Robert McDonagh…


The Benefits of the Cost Plus Fee Contract

May 1, 2014 459 0

Can you tell I’m biased? Continuing from my previous post on the typical types of agreements between contractor and owner is the alternative to the Lump Sum Contract, The Cost Plus Fee Contract. This type of contract is becoming more prevalent these days in NYC residential renovation and remodeling projects because it involves the contractor…

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