From the Boom Boom Room to the Standard and Ace Hotels, acclaimed husband and wife team Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch — aka, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors — infuse plenty of personality into everything they do. And their first ground-up residential project, a seven-story condominium building in the heart of Nolita at 211 Elizabeth Street, was no exception.
Not only did the duo bring their signature character to the building’s actual construction, which garnered the firm a Palladio Award in 2010, they piloted the interior design as well, including every detail of this one-bedroom unit currently on the market for $2 million.
Mirroring the building’s dramatic lobby, the nearly 800-square-foot apartment features millwork trimmed in high-gloss black oil paint and a pair of fabulous nine-foot-high glass doors connecting the living room and bedroom.
The sunny and spacious living space includes a large wood-burning fireplace and walnut herringbone parquet floors, as well as a “table-for-two” pass-through to the gorgeous kitchen, which is trimmed in walnut with black cabinetry and boasts counters rendered in Danish oiled walnut.
The bathroom is clad in Calacutta Gold marble slabs with patina brass fixtures evoking – no surprises here – the grand European hotel tradition.
Add in the landscaped roof terrace and vibrancy of New York City’s renowned Little Italy, and you‘ve got a marvelous home for singles and couples alike – or the perfect pied-à-terre when you’re looking to escape into the city for a few nights of adventure.
Photos courtesy of Stribling