Testimonials

What clients say:

Maxine Frank

“We worked closely with Galo on a hybrid project–a gut renovation of two/thirds of a coop apartment, while preserving elements of the other third. Galo is first and foremost marvelously creative. He is also meticulous — no detail is overlooked. His taste is impeccable whether choosing furniture and placement, color palettes, type and quality of materials, etc.  He attracts and works with contractors and craftsmen who meet his high standards; we were never put in the position of having to have “awkward” discussions if something wasn’t perfect. He is flexible — always remembering that, in the final analysis, the space is ultimately where the client will be living or working. He delivers what he commits to. Finally, he has a wicked sense of humor and is fun to be around. You will not find better.”

“He is flexible–always remembering that, in the final analysis, the space is ultimately where the client will be living or working. He delivers what he commits to.”

Hunter Hulshizer

“I first learned of Galo Verdesoto while working in real estate.   I had the opportunity to see two of his finished renovations and fell in love with both!   I told myself that if I ever did decide to renovate my condominium, that it would be a dream to work with Galo as my architectural designer.   Galo and I met to discuss the project and I immediately knew we’d get along.  Galo seemed to understand my vision, and already the wheels were turning.   He has superb taste but is also realistic when putting a budget together for the project.   We were on the same page the entire way through, and he was always honest and never pushy.  Galo also works with an extremely dedicated general contractor who is surrounded by a team of superbly talented workers who pay incredible attention to detail and always left the apartment neat and orderly at the end of the day. Galo is bright, understanding, incredibly devoted, organized … and he’s charismatic and will even make you laugh!   Galo has become a friend and I would recommend him above anyone else for any potential project.   He followed through on all he promised and far exceeded my expectations.   I am truly now living in my dream apartment … and it’s great to be able to call it home!”

“Galo and I met to discuss the project and I immediately knew we’d get along. Galo seemed to understand my vision, and already the wheels were turning.”

Amanda Pratt

“Working with Galo was a fantastic experience for my husband and me. We purchased our apartment (a classic six pre-war) while living in Hong Kong, so we had to manage our gut renovation from abroad, which was a daunting prospect. However, we quickly became totally comfortable because we saw that Galo takes such pride in his work, views each project as his baby, and ensures that the result will be nothing short of perfect. Galo’s meticulous nature and eye for perfection allowed us to complete a gut renovation from halfway around the world in six months. Galo respected both our vision and our budget. He somehow managed to transform a stale, old pre-war apartment into a contemporary, open (loft-like in spirit) showpiece, while still preserving its prewar character and detailing. The outcome was magnificent and it really exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Galo highly enough! ”

“The outcome was magnificent and it really exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Galo highly enough!”

Mark Palmer

“It was a pleasure to work with Galo, on I dare say three projects in all, in over just a handful of years. First: With a baby on the way, we had the opportunity to acquire an adjacent unit and do a gut-renovation/combination. He managed to find a way to add an additional bedroom (beyond our original plan) and create a real sense of space, great natural flow, and a set of architectural highlights that made it a spectacular three-bedroom/three-bath apartment. There was real value-added, reflected not only in the day-to-day interaction we had with our new home but also in the selling price when we outgrew the apartment and needed to move on. Second: When we bought a new full-floor condo, he took the sponsor’s plans and upgraded them (even correcting architectural flaws for the sponsor!) and succeeded in turning a great apartment into a truly grand, loft-like living space. All who saw it thought it amazing – and our kids loved it as much as we did. Finally, he took a classic pre-war seven with a “stodgy” layout and — with some key, edgy enhancements and accents throughout — turned it into a truly unique home. Galo focuses on the last inch – what you see and touch and live with every day – as well as the architectural skeleton. The net result is a balanced home that feels luxurious but is always livable. We freely recommend him to others, whatever the size or scope of the project. Galo has the foresight, expertise, and the sense of style to not only help you navigate the very complex process with confidence, but also to feel proud and truly satisfied with the end result.”

“Galo focuses on the last inch – what you see and touch and live with every day – as well as the architectural skeleton. The net result is a balanced home that feels luxurious but is always livable.”

Holt Goddard

“When I wanted to upgrade my 20-year-old, badly finished sponsor condo, I was lucky to find Galo through a friend. It is one thing to slap granite, marble and nice fixtures into an already existing unit. It is quite another to start a complete gut-renovation and redesign — reinterpreting the whole concept of a space. Open, loft style living is what we were hoping for, and what we got in exceptional style. We are now a few years past our renovation and, in a city that is awash in “designer” apartments, I was concerned whether my condo would retain its sense of the exceptional. But one walk through the apartment makes clear that it remains a distinct and inspiring space. Galo’s real value was to re-imagine the apartment (from the structural bones) and create a space that perfectly conforms to the way contemporary humans prefer to interact with their environment (open and communal) and that uplifts the previously mundane experiences of everyday apartment living.”

“Galo’s real value was to re-imagine the apartment (from the structural bones) and create a space that perfectly conforms to the way contemporary humans prefer to interact with their environment.”

Melina Spadone

“I have worked with Galo on multiple projects. What is really amazing is that you would never guess that the same architect and interior designer worked on all four. Each was unique to the space and completely different. The first was chic and cool, the next earthy, neutral and in a way “floated”, while the third popped with vibrant color and the fourth was uniquely hip and colorful with a mid-century flair. The common element was that all four were beautifully executed and suited to our changing lifestyle and growing family. Across all four, Galo was highly professional, detail-oriented, creative and quick! Galo is that rare combination of highly creative yet very professional and technical. He never seems to run out of original ideas. He’s not only detail oriented in terms of design, but also in the coordination and follow-through to completion of each project – which can easily make or break a project regardless of how good the design is. We can’t recommend Galo more highly!”

“Galo is that rare combination of highly creative yet very professional and technical. He never seems to run out of original ideas.”

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