Loft Peeping: Steven Harris & Lucien Rees Roberts

The April issue of Architectural Digest—the mag is looking spiffy, by the way—features the elegant Tribeca loft of architect Steven Harris and interior designer Lucien Rees Roberts. They had lived in the same rent-stabilized studio for three decades; when they decided to move, they ended up buying a “1,600-square-foot floor-through that was more than twice the size of the studio.” Rather than start completely over, “the new place […] allowed them the novel opportunity to re-create their former space, as a gracious living room in the front third of the loft.” Also of note:

••• It’s “right across the street from the offices their firms share.” So it’s on Chambers.
••• Those incredible wood panels in the living room are sandblasted white oak.
••• See how they used bookshelves—with passageways—to separate the living and dining room?
••• Herringbone floors are timeless.
••• The dog is named Zoe.
••• That’s antiqued mercury glass in the hallway.
••• The art includes prints by George Braque, Fernand Léger, and Le Corbusier.

The story and slideshow are here. The text is by David Colman, with photos are by Scott Frances and production by Howard Christian. Click the images below to view them larger (some had to be scanned from a hard copy of the mag, so that’s why they’re freakishly grainy).

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