A Well-Grounded Loft
Written by Fred A. Bernstein Photographed by Antoine Bootz
Produced By Linda O'Keeffe
When Steven Holley, a prominent Manhattan lawyer, decided to build a weekend house north of the city, he knew just where to turn. In the 1990s, Holley bought a loft not far from his Lower Manhattan office. It had large rooms, high ceilings and abundant windows at both ends. But it was in "disastrous condition," Holley says.
"I was worried there would be a million problems if I bought it," Holley says. Luckily, his real estate agent knew a pair of young architects who were teaching at Columbia University while establishing their own practice...