Meet Stephen Fanuka

Meet Stephen Fanuka, host of Million Dollar Contractor. 

M$C's Season 2 Highlights

Matching Century-Old Paneling

Stephen's challenge: matching the wall paneling in a century-old home.

Stephen's Renovations

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Jigsaw Marble Bath

The master bath features marble tile with mother of pearl insets, and a curved vanity built by Stephen Fanuka, which maximizes the available space while complementing the pre-war style of the apartment on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Apartment of the Century

Not many NYC apartments have 20 foot ceilings, so the design took advantage of the height and beaux arts details in the living room of this 100-year old apartment. The existing columns were all refinished, and the walls were treated with Venetian plaster, creating a look that's both classic and modern. Motorized shades were installed, and on the balcony, the original railing was replaced with star fire glass. This has the visual effect of opening the space even more, and allowing the natural light to flow into the foyer and hallway featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Accessible Library

Stephen wanted a timeless rolling ladder installed as the centerpiece of the room to allow the homeowner easy access to any book they desire seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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A Perfect At-Home Getaway

Five shower heads featuring body sprayers are what designer Stephen Fanuka calls the perfect getaway vacation from within your own home. A window above allows natural light into the bath as seen on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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A Large Country Kitchen

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 as seen on Million Dollar Contractor.

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Sunlight Bedroom

In this episode of DIY's Million Dollar Contractor the renovation converted the entire space into one residential loft with a large living space. This picture features the master bedroom featuring its large windows to maximize sunlight, elegant crystal chandeliers and bold artwork.

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A Jewel of a Dining Room

Million Dollar Contractor, Stephen Fanuka was brought in to restore this apartment to its prewar glory, and the crown jewel was to be an oak-paneled dining room. The Fanuka team selected individual quarter-sawn oak panels for the highly-figured grain pattern she desired. They also had custom solid wood moldings cut to replicate prewar details and even wood species. Even the staining of the wood was laborious, but in the end well worth it for the room is warm and honey-toned. Finally added was a vintage fireplace from an architectural salvage company.

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Sculpted Privacy Door

A sliding panel decorated with art is the perfect divider into the master bedroom. The feature element seals off from the kitchen for privacy featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.

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Rooftop Solarium and Bar

As featured on DIY's Network's Million Dollar Contractor, host Stephen Fanuka created a solarium and a new bar that runs the length of the room, integrating a sink and beverage refrigerator. He also installed motorized shades, lighting, and carpet, making the space much more livable year-round. The renovation involved the application of quarter-inch slate tiles to the stairway wall. This has the effect of uniting the upstairs and downstairs, and gives the appearance of solid stone when in fact it's only as thick as two quarters.

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Loft Kitchen Island

In this episode of DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor the renovation converted the entire space into one residential loft with a large living space. This picture features detail of the kitchen island complete with stainless steel appliances.

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