Featured: Harrison Street Penthouse by Steven Harris Architects
I’ve been an admirer of the renovation work by Steven Harris Architects for a long time. Their firm has been known for the extensive detailing of their work and their emphasis on craftsmanship. I recently came across this stunning Penthouse project from their firm and had to post it here. I’m especially fond of the floor to ceiling wrap around glass that beautifully connects the interior and exterior spaces.
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 – including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, World of Interiors, Town & Country, Details, New York, House and Garden, Newsweek, and Elle Décor – and books, including Restoring a House in the City, Tropical Modern, Waterfront Retreats, and The New American Dream. The firm’s first monograph, True Life (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) explores the connection between their architecture and the lived experience.
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RJ Diaz is a renovation and remodeling construction management executive in New York City. RJ is passionate about high quality, well-crafted construction and started RenovatingNYC in 2010 to curate and create content specific to the industry as well as profile the best resources essential for a project’s success. For advice about your own renovation or remodeling plans, preliminary cost estimates and project opportunities, please contact RJ using the form below.