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Brooklyn open riser stair contemporary-family-room

Brooklyn open riser stair


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June 23, 2012
jchan110 wrote:
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
The treads in this photo are 4" thick. Here in NYC, open riser stairs must have the riser space be less than 4". We often choose to achieve this by utilizing big chunky treads as we love the way they look. Hope that helps!
1 Like    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 4:18PM
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Gotham Dream Builders
great stairs
    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:56AM
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May 7, 2012
spbardong wrote:
Where did you have the stairs constructed? - What vendor did you source this thru?
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
These stairs were designed by NDA and fabricated by StairWorld in Ottawa. Their website is I actually just discovered that they have our photo of this installation on their website!
    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 11:04AM
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February 12, 2012
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
clangois1 -- you're welcome! I just love these open, floating style stairs. Especially love ones that are cantilevered from the wall. So cool!

W. David Seidel, AIA -- excellent point about the codes. Never ceases to amaze me how different they are from area to area. I often see these floating staircases with no railings whatsoever. I always wonder where they can get away with that. Not here anyway.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 2:25PM
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Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
One thing to keep in mind is the connection of the treads to the stringer. In this case, it is the use of steel that allows that connection to almost disappear giving the treads the floating sensation.

In reality there is a steel plate (with a welded connection to the central steel stringer) routed into the bottom of each tread.

As for codes, in this case local codes allowed an open riser of no more than 4" in height. The thickness of the treads served to minimize the open space.

I hope that's useful.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 8:27AM
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January 31, 2012
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Steel & wood
    Bookmark   January 31, 2012 at 8:16AM
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The stair stringer is a steel tube and the treads are solid oak with a steel support plate below. The stair was fabricated by StairWorld.
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September 5, 2013
markusallen wrote:
Are the glass panels just tempered glass? - How big are they? Cost?
September 4, 2013
jackiejack wrote:
can you say approximately how much this staircase costed?

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