Craig and Amy Schiffer
Upper West Side 4 story brownstone. Total gut renovation including new AC System, plumbing and electrical as well as new service for electrical, water and gas. All interior wood was stripped and clear varnished. First floor renovation included maple kitchen cabinets and new 8” wide maple flooring. Exterior waterproofing for wall and roof as well a garden and patio work.
5,500 Square feet

Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein
(1) Greenwich Village studio/residence. Conversion of loft building to residential. Added third floor to existing structure. Removal of eight of the twelve structural columns in studio and replacement with steel beams, columns and footings.
14,000 square feet.

(2) Renovation of a storage building with an apartment attached. Replaced existing wood roof with steel trusses, metal deck, 4” light weight concrete, “Mira drain” waterproofing systems, and a 4” colored concrete top scored into 2’ x 2’ panels. Two bedroom apartment completely renovated.
3,500 square feet.

Jasper Johns
Townhouse/studio. Renovation of landmark Spanish style townhouse consisting of two buildings with connecting atrium and center courtyard. Replaced existing quarry tiled courtyard with 2’ x 2’ concrete pavers. Removal of third floor joists to create double height dining room. Restoration of “rusticated plaster” walls in entrance and atrium.
6,000 square feet.

Peter and Julie Borish
Central Park West Luxury Residence. Complete gut and restoration. Sycamore rotary cut cluster veneer kitchen. Mahogany/Wenge panel library. 4,000 square feet.

Jill Braufman and Daniel Nir
Gracie Square Apartment. Total restoration. New Windows, electrical, plumbing, and cabinets. Four bedrooms, Seven baths, kitchen and laundry room. 4,500 square feet.

Jean Stein
Gracie Square Penthouse Apartment. Restoration of apartment. New Services and central air conditioning. New Walnut elliptical staircase with metal balustrade and walnut cap. New 400 square foot marble foyer.
7,000 square feet.

Irving and Diane Benson
Madison Avenue renovation. New plumbing and electrical. Colored plaster walls. Marble slab bath and steam shower. All new cabinet work. 3,000 square feet

Risa Meyer
Central Park South Apartment. Complete renovation including cabinets, marble work and walnut wood floors. 3,200 Square Feet

Eric Fischl and April Gornik
Duplex Greenwich Village apartment. Cherry wood stairs with compound curved cherry handrail. Structural steel. New 3 1’4” cherry flooring Central Air. Aniline dyed casework, trim and moldings. 1,200 square feet.

Dwight and Jodi Merriman
Greenwich Village Brownstone. Approximately 4,800 square Feet. Complete renovation : new sidewalk vault, new rear façade, new floors and walls, new stairs and all new architectural woodwork and finishes.

 Chike Chukwulozie and Jean Polsky
Chelsea Penthouse Apartment. Complete renovation with New windows, floors and AC system

Richard and Virginia Polsky
Park Avenue Apartment: 4,000 sq. ft New electrical, eight new through wall Heat/AC units, New Kitchen with SS counter tops, three new baths, Apartment completely skimmed, primed and painted.

Private Owner
Upper East Side Townhouse, 10,000 sq. ft, complete renovation: New mechanical, electrical, Heating, Homeworks System, New 5 story staircase and Handrail and Balustrades, New Wood Floors, Book matched Slab Marble Baths and Kitchen, Five rooms with Artisan Plaster walls.

Bill and Roberta Harris
Central Park West apartment: New Kitchen cabinets, stainless steel counters and backsplashes, new sappele wood floors with waxed finish through out, rewire apartment and finish painting.
2,000 square feet

Mary Meeker
Duplexed two apartments by cutting through the concrete slab, building new maple stairs enclosed in a 14’ glass wall on one side and 14’ Zebra Wood panels. New Hickory clear finish kitchen, All new electrical and plumbing for the kitchen and 3 bathrooms, new maple floors throughout, all new maple doors and jambs. 3,900 square feet

Neil and Susan Whoriskey
Brooklyn brownstone: new services, new kitchen, floors, Windows, New tile and stone counters for three (3) bathrooms
4,000 Square Feet, New roofing and roof deck.

William Samuels
New York City Townhouse: Completely new stucco façade with new custom shutters, restoration of Moravian Tile façade, new sprinkler system, two new kitchens, new 20’ x 4’ x 2’ basin and fountain, new rear yard pavers. Winner of the Historic Preservation Award from the Gramercy Neighborhood Association,
5,200 square feet

Peter and Julie Cummings
West side penthouse: New wiring and lighting control system, new sound system. Two new bathrooms, kitchen and new finishes. 2,500 square feet


Hackers, Hitters & Hoops
123 West 18th Street, New York, NY
Sports complex and arcade. Construction of 18 hole miniature golf course. Installation and construction of batting cages - raised platform with incline to retrieve balls, surrounded with chain link fence. Assemblage of batting machines. Cafeteria. Central AC. Public bathrooms. Storefront. 18,000 square feet.

Seamans Church Institute
124 Water Street, New York, NY
Two gallery spaces on main floor in a landmark building. New plaster board walls and ceilings, two HVAC systems with duct work, new electrical service and wiring with fixtures, carpeting, reception desk with bookcases, kitchenette, 700 square feet of ceramic tile, “gallery type” wall preparation and painting. Ten week project. 4,000 square feet.

Stanley Snyder has been renovating New York City brownstones, townhouses and apartments since 1979. This project consisted of converting a four family building into two duplex apartments. It involved new structural elements from the basement to the roof.

Recently a “green house” extension was built on the garden level. The back yard was excavated and a concrete floor and retaining wall was poured to facilitate the construction of the extension.
Linda Yowell, owner, was also the architect and Robert Silman was the structural engineer for this project. A new basement slab with three footings was poured, new columns and beams added, new boiler, new electricity brought in from the street and distributed throughout the house, new plumbing , new cabinets, floors, stairs and plaster walls and ceilings.
The entire front façade was re-pointed. The entrance was changed from a street level entrance to a Parlor entrance. This involved new steps and brownstone trim on all doors and windows.

Greenwich Village Brownstone
Upper East Side Townhouse

Rosenthal Residence 1981

A townhouse on East 64th Street in New York City. This is a 5 story structure that was almost 80 feet deep. The entire existing interior was removed, made structurally sound and replaced. The owner was a California developer and the Architect and Structural engineer were members of his staff. This project was a design build project with the contractor as project manager and constructor.
Scope of work
This renovation was a complete gut with all new heating, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The basement was excavated down two feet and the entire rear wall was underpinned. Because the master bath was large and primarily stone, all the existing joists had to be removed and replaced to carry the weight. The entire house had new three- coat plaster walls and ceilings. All floors were removed and new subfloors and hardwood floors were installed.

East Side Townhouse

Jasper Johns 1983

This project was unique in many ways. The house was one of six that was designed and built in the 1920’s. There is a three story house on the street side and a four story rear building connected to the front house by a two story walkway. The buildings are separated by a courtyard.
This was a complete gut renovation including the restoration and replacement of the exterior stucco. The new surfaces all met landmark specifications. Both houses were completely gutted and reworked to preserve the original feeling of the building and yet create an imaginative space. In the front building all rooms were removed and new steel beams and columns were introduced to allow for a large double height formal dining room. All of the walls in this room received three coat plaster surfaces which were then painted.

Greenwich Village Loft

There were two Lichtenstein projects. The first was his house and studio which was the renovation of a 14,000 square feet loft building and the second was a 3,000 sq. ft. two story warehouse / apartment next door to the studio. Both projects involved all new services and surfaces.
In the first renovation we removed eight columns on the main floor that carried the second floor. New footings, steel beams and columns were installed so that the space would better facilitate Lichtenstein’s studio requirements. Once the steel was finished new skylights were installed and a completely new roof closed off the space.
The second floor was stripped and rebuilt. The stairwell was opened and new steel and wood created a balcony at the dining room in front of the new elevator. The entire second floor became the living quarters.

Midtown Townhouse

Smolka Residence

This is a townhouse on East 51st street. The main work was done in the basement, first floor and second floor of this 5 story house. An entire new heating and cooling system was installed, new electrical service and new plumbing throughout.

All of the rooms in the front of the building were removed, new steel installed, and a double height entrance created. The entire first floor is limestone and the stair is custom steel and walnut.
In order to control the temperature of the rear of the building the entire first floor was excavated and rebuilt so that the duct work could run under the floor from the front of the building to the rear. The rear of the building was shored and underpinned and steel columns and beams installed to create an open garden.


Greenwich Village Penthouse
Eric Fischel

This was a two story penthouse apartment in the Village. It was a complete renovation that created a two story living room/dining room, new stairs, new kitchen, Master bath, master bedroom and new AC system.

All wood floors were custom cherry floors to match the cherry stairs. The wall panels are poplar with a stain and clear finish. New structural steel at stairs and in the master bath. Full double height front windows were repaired and replaced with low E glass.

Greenwich Village Brownstone

Because of the design-build nature of the project S. David Contracting was the Construction Manager and Constructor.
The entire rear façade, including a two story addition was removed and the rear yard was excavated to allow for new footings and steel columns. The rear wall was rebuilt with three wythes of brick.

At the front of the house the sidewalk and arch for the vault were removed, the floor excavated down 18” and the four walls of the vault were underpinned. A new slab on grade with footings and beams were poured, new concrete columns were poured, new steel beam and deck were contructed and a new sidewalk was poured.


The Master Bathroom has a custom cast concrete bathtub, tumbled marble tile floor, Venetian plaster walls, fir cabinets and a skylight.

 The Basement Floor consists of a dining room / garden room at the rear and a guest suite in the front containing a bedroom, bathroom and pantry kitchen. The basement floor was excavated down 12 inches and a new colored concrete floor with radiant heat was poured. The final floor is a four inch integral colored concrete slab, steel troweled with an acrylic finish.

The stairs from the garden room lead to the first floor kitchen. The windows and the door to the garden are custom steel construction with insulated glass.

The completed vault is a temperature and humidity controlled wine room.  The entire first floor are limestone pavers. The front area of the first floor is the living room. New stairs, from the first to the third floor are antique pine with a clear finish. All of the existing stairs, floors and walls were removed. The entire house was shored and new structural steel installed to allow for a different room configuration.

The rear portion of the guest bedroom ceiling is structural glass panels laid in custom steel trusses. These panels become the floor of the garden area of the Master Bedroom

Chelsea Penthouse

This recent renovation was a penthouse in the Village. All New Windows were installed and two new openings for windows were cut. New electrical was brought up to the apartment in order to install a new central AC system. New wood floors in the dining room and the kitchen were installed and a new kitchen installed with Vermont Soapstone counters
Central Park South Apartment
3,000 square foot apartment on New York City’s east side.
It was a complete gut and renovation, including new windows, AC, electrical and plumbing. New wide board walnut floors were installed throughout.
All the cabinets are sycamore with a clear finish
East Side Townhouse
New stair in quartered oak with new handrail and balustrades with hand rubbed finish. The walls in living room Parlor and Library are artisan plaster.

Door frames are solid olive wood with brass reveal details

 Floors are wide board rift and quartered oak.

Artisan Plaster walls in the Parlor are two colors with Olive Wood display case inserts with sliding wood screens.

Railing at oculus is quartered oak hand polished finish with brass detail strips.

Studio with Black lacquered wall panels and fabric inserts. New exterior windows and door.
New clear cedar deck with outdoor lighting, speakers and seating area.
Wood soaking tub in Studio bath surrounded by black slate walls and tiled floor.

Master bath walls are two colored (grey and white) Artisan Plaster. Each color is separated by a reveal strip made of 3/16” bronze angle with an etched finish
Sinks sit on two inch marble slabs supported by stainless steel brackets
Floor is composed of four book matched slabs of marble.

Powder Room is two color artisan plaster (blue and grey) walls with brass inserts and bookmatched slab floor

New Kitchen
White lacquered cabinets with all book matched marble counters and backsplashes. The floor is black slate with a an oiled finish rubbed in. All windows were replaced.

West Side Townhouse Project

Landmark Upper West Side Townhouse
Complete renovation. Replacement of all mechanicals, electrical and plumbing from street service. All new windows, doors and stairs. New Kitchens and Baths

Gramercy Park Project

Restoration of Landmark building including excavation of front foundation, waterproofing of the foundation, new concrete footings, retaining walls , stairs and restoration of landmark planters and façade. The project also includes three new kitchens, new heating plant rear yard

West 72nd Street Duplex

To duplex this apartment we were required to cut a 13 foot opening in the structural slab.

The glass wall consists of ½” thick double sided acid etched glass and the frames are custom blackened steel stanchions

Duplex Apartment
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Bird Harden Offices

Isaac Mizrahi Showroom


Issac Mizrahi Showroom

104 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Office and Showroom renovation. Flooring - poured epoxy, maple, cork, vinyl composition tile and carpet. Wall construction - Exposed poplar framing, maple plywood and white stained fir plywood. Formica work stations, counters and cabinets. Four existing skylights replaced. Kitchenette and two new bathrooms. 10,000 square feet.

Bird/Harden Associates

331 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Renovation of office space into eighteen office complex. Aluminum, storefront components used as decorative elements along with maple and ribbon stripped mahogany cabinets. “Fritz” tile entry floor with maple border. Central AC, acoustic ceiling, carpet. 5,000 square feet.

Copyright ©2008 S. DAVID CONTRACTING, INC.Brooklyn, NY. All Rights Reserved.


Commerical Projects