by Kristin Tice Studeman, W Magazine
ROBIN STANDEFER AND STEPHEN ALESCH ARE THE CREATIVE MASTERMINDS BEHIND SOME OF NEW YORK’S TRENDIEST SPACES. VERY SOON, THEY’LL BE STAKING A CLAIM ON ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXCLUSIVE ZIP CODES.
If you aren’t already familiar with the name Roman and Williams, you’re definitely aware of the impressive spaces the New York-based design firm, led by husband-and-wife team Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, has dreamed up, from hotels like the Ace and the Standard Highline to restaurants like Lafayette and the Dutch. Most recently, they were enlisted to design the interiors for Greydon House, a 20-room hotel nestled in one of the country’s most exclusive zip codes: Nantucket. Before the hotel, which is situated at 17 Broad Street (the original structure, some of which still remains, dates all the way back to the 1850’s), opens its doors next month, Alesch and Standefer spoke with W about the project, and finding that delicate balance between preserving history and infusing it with fresh energy.
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