Featured Architect: Steven Harris Architects

Featured Architect: Steven Harris Architects

In the New York City luxury residential townhouse and interiors industry, I would put STEVEN HARRIS ARCHITECTS in the top ten of design firms doing projects today. The firm happens to be doing a full gut renovation of a townhouse on Gramercy Park next to one I’m in the process of completing and I had the chance to walk through the site.  I can tell you it is going to be stunning.  Amazing features  such as a cellar pool (requiring the excavation of almost 30′ below street level!), a three story(!) dressing room, and cutting edge soundproofing details will easily make this home, scheduled for completion in late 2014/early 2015, a candidate for one of the best luxury residences in New York City.  After seeing the site, I had to take a closer look at their completed NYC townhouses and apartments.  Their  website itself is worth a look, but I will showcase some of my favorites here.

About Steven Harris Architects (from their website):

“Established in 1985, Steven Harris Architects is an award-winning firm with extensive and varied experience in both public and private commissions. Offering interior and landscape design in addition to comprehensive architectural services, the firm’s projects are integrated and cohesive. The firm takes a collaborative approach to design, and because the design process is individually tailored to the site, context, and the client’s program, each project is unique. Renowned for impeccably crafted and expertly managed projects, the firm is particularly adept at navigating the complex approvals process of cooperative boards, the NYC Department of Buildings, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Recent works include the design of an eco resort in Guatemala; a luxury residential building on Bond Street in Manhattan; and private residences in New York City, the Hamptons, California, India, and South Africa. The firm has received several AIA awards as well as Interior Design Best of Year in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Steven Harris, also Professor of Architecture at Yale, was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2008.

The firm’s work has been published widely in periodicals – includingArchitectural DigestThe Wall Street JournalInterior DesignVanity Fair,The New York TimesWorld of InteriorsTown & CountryDetailsNew York,House and GardenNewsweek, and Elle Décor – and books, includingRestoring a House in the CityTropical ModernWaterfront Retreats, andThe New American Dream. The firm’s first monograph, True Life (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) explores the connection between their architecture and the lived experience.”


Steven Harris Architects LLP
50 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
T 212 587 1108
F 212 385 2932

all images courtesy of www.StevenHarrisArchitects.com