A steel and cable railing system and open-tread vertical-grain fir steps create a sculptural staircase to the second-story main bedroom. The flooring is cork.
top of staircase or find a nook
The centerpiece of the foyer is the staircase. “We originally designed it to be a custom-built wood stair with steel stringers,” Gibson says. But the budget didn’t allow for a third-party builder, so UIC took up the job. UIC’s construction team sanded and stained laminated veneer beams and added eye-hole screws at the floor, middle of the stairs and ceiling. Then they strung steel stringers through the eye holes and tightened them with turnbuckle
continuous sight line through the house, from the foyer to the backyard. Large windows in front and behind the stairs open up this visual, and the staircase’s unsupported horizontal steps carry it through
another great view of the industrial feel