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When a couple's art collection evolves, they decide their home needs to, as well.

LUXE interiors + design

Contemporary with a masculine edge was the goal for a Manhattan pied-à-terre featuring a color scheme that compliments views of central park.

The New York Times/Real Estate
JULY 2015
Home Renovation: Time for a Hotel?
Sometimes, creating the home you’ve always desired requires living like a nomad. While many people spend months plotting a renovation, down to the choice of bathroom faucet and finish of hardwood floors, fewer spend that sort of time thinking about where they’re going to live when the demolition crew arrives.
The New York Times/ Home & Garden
What to Do About Chipped Tiles in the Bathroom?
Q. Can I just replace the individual chipped tiles in the bathroom before selling, or do I need to replace the entire floor?
Designing with Passion
Only decorator Miles Redd could dream up the colors and pattern combinations in this Manhattan apartment. And it's exactly the look this growing family refused to lose when they had to move.
Townhouse and Apartment Renovations
The brief for this 4,150 sq. foot gut renovation was to combine three apartments into a single family residence. The apartment is located on the 11th floor of a 1910 building designed by William Wilhelm Wilkerson in the Arts and Crafts manner. The clients desired comfortable spaces for everyday living that incorporated the Arts and Crafts style to connect new architecture to the building's history.
A tech-savvy venture capital firm gets a sociable new space
At Union Square Ventures it's OK to text, tweet, and Tumblr at work. That's because the New York City venture capital firm invests in Internet companies like FourSquare, Twitter, Kickstarter, and Etsy. Architect Mary Burnham discusses how Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects designed the firm a collaborative new office space that fosters communication.
There was no script, no pilot, basically just a sketch of an idea: a television comedy about a New York family man with a disability. But the lead role was to be played by Michael J. Fox, and the story lines would be loosely based on his experience living with Parkinson’s disease for the last two decades.
(The actor’s eponymous foundation has raised more than $ 300 million for Parkinson’s research.) Multiple networks wanted the show. NBC, which committed to producing 22 episodes, won the bidding war, and Fox’s return to a starring prime-time role is slated for next fall.
JULY 2, 2012
Citation: Integrated Reveal Base
Every so often, an elegant solution to a niggling problem comes along that makes a practitioner such as juror Jinhee Park say, "I need it right now." Such is the case with the Integrated Reveal Base, a cleverly devised system that allows the popular revealed-edge base detail to rely on the precision of a continuous, stainless steel channel. A sheet of gypsum wallboard slips into a J-bead that is factory-spot-welded to the channel below.
JAN/FEB 2011
Crafting exquisite renovations of high-end Manhattan residences for more than three generations
With an unparalleled reputation for exquisite renovations of high-end Manhattan residences, DiSalvo Contracting remains committed to maintaining the quality and reputation on which business has been built. “Simply put, we always focus first on doing what’s best for the client and the project,”says Joseph DiSalvo, one of the firm’s principals. “For us, every project is the beginning of a new relationship, and our goal is to earn that relationship, as well as client loyalty, through our work.”
Brooklyn-based, family-owned business provides high-quality craftsmanship and professionalism
Although DiSalvo Contracting Co. Inc has grown and taken on several large and substantial projects during the recent economic downturn, it has always focused on bringing personal attention to its clients, and on achieving the highest level of workmanship. To assure that, one of the principals of the Brooklyn-based firm is involved in every project. “That’s something we don’t ever want to change”, says Vincent DiSalvo, a principal with the firm. “We always want to maintain that personal approach with our clients.”
Avenue Décor
May 2010
A very family affair. DiSalvo Contracting
A deep sense of family permeates DiSalvo Contracting. Founded in 1977 by Vincent DiSalvo II, an ornamental plasterer and sculptor trained in his native Sicily, the business is still run by his progeny. When sons Vincent III and Joseph took the reins in 1983, the firm had all four employees and primarily focused on the repair and restoration of apartments. Today, with 70 employees and an unparalleled roster of fine tradespeople, it has evolved into a full-service general contracting firm.
Architectural Digest
February 2009
On Sutton Place: Past and present visions merge in a New York Apartment
After Ann Pyne, of McMillen, Inc., renovated an apartment in New York, she found photographs of a 1920s design Eleanor McMillen Brown, the firm's founder, had done for Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Field III. That design–in the same building and possibly the same apartment–had long since vanished, she says, "but I was amazed that two designers 80 years apart could come up with so many of the same solutions.”
New York Times: Key Magazine
Sought-after Expert Advice
As an expert in the contracting profession, Vincent DiSalvo has consulted on countless high-end residential projects, and has participated in numerous industry related discussion panels.

He has also been a regular contributor to "Ask the Contractor," a semi-annual article published in The New York Times Real Estate Magazine, Key. He was featured in all ten issues published in the series, from 2007 through 2011.
Franklin Report
Current Ratings
Gotham designers tell us "no one delivers quality" like Vincent DiSalvo and his family operation. Since 1977, the firm has focused on six-and seven-figure renovations and restorations of luxury residences in the New York area, often in pre-war Manhattan buildings. Company craftsmen perform carpentry, marble, painting, faux finish, and Venetian stucco work.
NEW YORK CITY 4214 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 • Tel: 718.832.9400