CapeRace Cultural Adventures
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Hipditch House beach-style-staircase

Hipditch House

This coastal home located in St. John's Newfoundland was restored for CapeRace Cultural Adventures Eco-Culture Experience travel. Five additions over it's 100 year old history have transformed it into the quirk that it is today. Photo by Donna Griffith

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lily Gahagan added this to Spell it Out for Me
Unlike a bright hazard strip, this notice looks good, is worded politely and still catches one's attention enough to heed its advice.
Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Words to Live By: A Little Text for Your Wall
Graphic art can also be instructional. A note on an awkward step helps avoid accidents while adding to this home's creative vibe. Words can be powerful things. They can evoke a mood, a feel and a style. Whether subliminal or in your face, using words as art is a unique way to create character and show off your personality — without saying a word yourself. More: Trend Alert: Ampersands Using Typography in Design Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign Browse accessories using letters and words
A safety reminder becomes a charming detail on this single step.See more of this Newfoundland cottage
This particular house had five additions on it (some of which were falling down), and thus had different levels throughout the home. Working with restoration contractor Jerry Burton, Sooley decided one of the moves they needed to make was to keep the different levels. A cute graphic keeps people from tripping and adds to the atmosphere.
Amy Renea added this to Typography Makes Itself at Home
One thing that will never go out of style: functional typography. The punchy red of this writing makes it whimisical while the actual words give appropriate warning.
Cathy Lara added this to House Rule: Off With Your Shoes
Set the example. When guests see someone answering the door with stockinged feet, they tend to follow the lead. If you're entering your home with someone who's unfamiliar with your shoes-off policy, you might want to mention your house rule even before they come to visit. According to the Emily Post Institute, it's thoughtful to tell guests about your rule ahead of time so they bring slippers or indoor shoes with them, stressing that "no one likes being told to take their shoes off if they are unprepared to do so."
Samantha Schoech added this to Playful Decor to Put a Home in Good Humor
Take an architectural element, maybe one that annoys you (like the step everyone is always tripping over) and bring attention to it in a humorous way.
Here, a cautionary note on uneven flooring warns guests and adds to this coastal cottage's creative character.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

payou added this to idées de payou
on Sunday
Moins the step
Claire Brt added this to Claire Brt's Ideas
February 10, 2015
southernfriedanglican added this to Family Room
December 21, 2014
Nice UK reference
Sarah Burnet added this to Beach House
November 30, 2014
'Mind the step' sign on a step
lolobl added this to lolobl's Ideas
November 30, 2014
kellymcmc12 added this to kellymcmc12's Ideas
November 13, 2014
DIY red sign - love
gerry99 added this to hallways
November 12, 2014
Kate Walter added this to For Daylesford
October 23, 2014
Love this detail
annemaree74 added this to annemaree74's ideas
October 18, 2014
safety first
sharonsmith2502 added this to House Design
October 7, 2014
Fun if we put a step in kitchen?
jordy1705 added this to jordy1705's Ideas
October 4, 2014
maryellenwunsch added this to maryellen wunsch's ideas
September 25, 2014
marked staircase
stairpartpros added this to Stair Risers | Where Design Happens
September 25, 2014
Safety Comes First.
Carson Warnes added this to carson_warnes's ideas
September 14, 2014
More stencil ideas
courtneyashley177 added this to courtneyashley177's Ideas
August 17, 2014
The step after the door to remove shoes.
smwilaby added this to Lake House layout idea
August 1, 2014
chelan ,
cherylyoffe added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 27, 2014
I love this touch, Bob doesn't. We have a step up from the kitchen.
Mariska Joubert added this to a must have on: walls, staircase and everthing else!
July 2, 2014
flowerfriend added this to cottage
May 30, 2014
paint this!
Thelma Jarvis Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka added this to Staircases
May 13, 2014
elteegee1 added this to General Cool Ideas
May 5, 2014
Obvious. For step into addition
katerieder added this to katerieder's ideas
May 2, 2014
Cute idea
leannetones added this to outside and garden
April 19, 2014
mind the step
leannetones added this to stairs
April 19, 2014
mind the step
larareg added this to Backyard
April 6, 2014
Stencils on stairs.
gordonmurdomackay added this to gordonmurdomackay's ideas
March 23, 2014
cute stair idea
sassat22 added this to sassat22's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Sara added this to decor
March 17, 2014
Fun with stairs
mmblunt added this to mmblunt's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Steps at merritt
quartermaster1 added this to Bedroom
February 23, 2014
Lynne Martinson Poehling added this to 2013 house ideas
February 9, 2014
Mind the step
vtmd added this to stairs
February 8, 2014
Susan Kanemasu added this to Flooring
February 2, 2014
tv room step
Nathalie added this to Stairs, stairs, stairs...
January 23, 2014
astridsattic added this to astridsattic's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Simple, effective and pretty signage
jeanmillar added this to jeanmillar's Ideas
January 17, 2014
Good idea for steps
arawata_star added this to painted flooring
January 3, 2014
Great for steps into house when it could be a trip hazard
Chris Tanti added this to chris_tanti's ideas
December 27, 2013
mind the step
Nanci Powell added this to nanci_powell's ideas
December 22, 2013
I like this saying - for back hall stairs. I like a stairway that comes down into the kitchen
wilbert04 added this to Granny House
December 15, 2013
LA house
jillneal08 added this to Country red rooms
November 19, 2013
Rebecca McCarthy added this to random reno ideas
November 18, 2013
stairs stencil
kaylakennedy90 added this to hall
November 13, 2013
marlaaxsom added this to traceylieberman's ideas
November 6, 2013
for black staircase
kellydesigns22 added this to kellydesigns22's ideas
October 16, 2013
reminds me of kim merrill's kitchen
paulaohlson added this to paulaohlson's ideas
September 19, 2013
Mind the step
christifreitas added this to garage
September 18, 2013
Like sign on step
palmass added this to palmass's Ideas
September 1, 2013
No shoe policy
Erin Chlumsky Roy added this to kitchen
August 25, 2013
Live the floor
drumerboy added this to drumerboy's Ideas
August 23, 2013
sailskifun added this to sailskifun's Ideas
August 19, 2013
more wood showing with heavier white....rather than overall wash look
Ben Walker added this to stairs
August 16, 2013
Mind the step
Judith Taylor Designs added this to Why design?
August 16, 2013
Every step. More surfaces are ready for you to personalize at every step you take . . .
krismatthews added this to dog days
August 14, 2013
hammy48 added this to hammy48's ideas
August 12, 2013
love it
Oliver Chan added this to oliver_chan's Ideas
August 10, 2013
hoffman electric added this to hoffman05's ideas
August 5, 2013
deck step
pdx333 added this to new home
August 4, 2013
Mind the Gap
charkins2013 added this to charkins2013's Ideas
July 26, 2013
Rustic floors
Cristina Kulic added this to cristina_kulic's ideas
July 13, 2013
dmrlikes added this to dmrlikes's ideas
July 12, 2013
Cute riser idea
mickeymom4 added this to mickeymom4's ideas
June 24, 2013
Julie Strang added this to julie_strang3554's Ideas
June 23, 2013
Kitchen to living room
Lindsay Ostrom added this to step improvement
June 22, 2013
mind the step/ white on top
feonarae added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 21, 2013
pickled floors
jcrey added this to Beachmont
June 21, 2013
mind the step sign
clevelyv added this to cool stuff
June 15, 2013
Love it
leolav added this to Living Room Ideas
June 13, 2013
works on the step (mind the gap)
Paula Collins added this to 303 West
June 9, 2013
love this
jrach added this to decorating
June 6, 2013
Jill Jansen added this to jill_jansen's ideas
June 4, 2013
jayking90 added this to stairs
June 4, 2013
Yamunalinie Selvanathan added this to yamunalinie_selvanathan's Ideas
June 2, 2013
Tash Prentice added this to tash_prentice's ideas
June 1, 2013
half way up, a watch your head
Glenda Weaver added this to family room
June 1, 2013
jweissmann added this to home
May 26, 2013
Angie Perry added this to STAIRS - FRESH IDEAS
May 19, 2013
Cute, just darn cute!
rashaadel added this to rashaadel's ideas
May 17, 2013
Flooring for pool house
Sowon Lee added this to sowon_lee's Ideas
May 14, 2013
mauragrierson added this to mauragrierson's ideas
May 12, 2013
janetnorwd added this to misc
May 3, 2013
if we get rid of the carpet
branchingout12 added this to mudroom
April 28, 2013
I like the flooring the the quote
vickyparra82 added this to vickyparra82's Ideas
April 27, 2013
anchouse added this to Flooring
April 26, 2013
The stencil
Helen Ahlf added this to Stairs
April 25, 2013
kwaymire added this to misc
April 17, 2013
words, wall paper on the riser of staircase, personalize for family?
noaginger added this to Misc.
April 16, 2013
bnrobins added this to .walls.
April 12, 2013
Helene Bertrand added this to Chalet
April 5, 2013
Pour la marche entre la cuisine et le salon
chaton01 added this to chaton01's ideas
March 24, 2013
Mind the step
tcapelos added this to Stairs
March 24, 2013
Lyrics under the stairs
sereblondie added this to sereblondie's ideas
March 18, 2013
floor and writting
Lucy Goosie added this to Any room
March 16, 2013
On mine, I'm going to paint "Off with your shoes, or off with your head!"
himegansweeney added this to details
March 14, 2013
Stair sign
jordankerner added this to jordankerner's Ideas
March 10, 2013
zoeandremi added this to Tippy floors
March 10, 2013
The flooring
thebulla added this to thebulla's Ideas
March 8, 2013
eaglebrook added this to staircase
March 7, 2013
siena99 added this to siena99's ideas
March 6, 2013
Staircase writing
slmarmor added this to slmarmor's Ideas
March 3, 2013
Dawn W added this to Hall/entry
February 26, 2013
I love this notice, but for me it would be a bright orange stripe!
amberalvin added this to amberalvin's Ideas
February 22, 2013
For studio if any steps or bumps!!
nelsonsquad added this to nelsonsquad's ideas
February 22, 2013
Floorboards painted white and snaded ...
sandidz added this to Playroom Ideas
February 16, 2013
E. Miles Custom Builder, Inc. added this to Tori
February 11, 2013
The stenciled memo adds a touch of whimsy.
vduane added this to stairs
February 9, 2013
Kristen Bghhs added this to kristen
February 3, 2013
mind the step
Marcia Walden added this to Dining Room
February 3, 2013
To kitchen
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February 3, 2013
awtcmom added this to chuck
January 28, 2013
Popular London saying
Amy Trowman Design added this to Stairs
January 26, 2013
Love this
louloumunro added this to louloumunro's Favorites
January 25, 2013
For upstairs
kellehauser added this to kellehauser's ideas
January 20, 2013
lilishi1028 added this to lilishi1028's Favorites
January 13, 2013
megbuice added this to megbuice's ideas
January 10, 2013
Word on step
danielledlm added this to Outside front of house
January 4, 2013
For front step
kimjunie added this to kimjunie's Favorites
January 4, 2013
susangastel added this to susangastel's ideas
December 27, 2012
floor color and finish
jkurtowicz added this to jkurtowicz's ideas
December 20, 2012
step up into house from sun room
fromaway added this to fromaway's ideas
December 16, 2012
for the bathroom step
joanbertha added this to joanbertha's Favorites
December 13, 2012
I understand...newfoundlanders are so unique
syn_d added this to project home sweet home
December 5, 2012
Wording on stair
swag26 added this to Cottage ideas
December 2, 2012
Mind the Step
tomatowhisperer added this to tomatowhisperer's ideas
December 1, 2012
Rustic whimsy
RHR Design Inc. added this to Orville Cottage
November 27, 2012
Note lol
lynxul_negru added this to lynxul_negru's ideas
November 26, 2012
mind the step
oceanhouse added this to oceanhouse's ideas
November 26, 2012
oh clever!
kimbatch added this to good spaces - interior
November 19, 2012
mind the step
kamaabode added this to kamaabode's Favorites
November 14, 2012
Penny V. added this to Mudroom and foyer Ideas
November 11, 2012
Distinction between levels of "outside" vs. "inside" by adding a step.
jude16 added this to jude16's ideas
November 10, 2012
mariellapechero added this to mariellapechero's ideas
November 8, 2012
I LOVE the writing on the steps
jonipuppylover added this to whimsy
October 27, 2012
berlincarine added this to berlincarine's Favorites
October 23, 2012
idee escalier
maureenjoanne added this to maureenjoanne's ideas
October 22, 2012
mind the gap
anaterecanales added this to anaterecanales's ideas
October 21, 2012
wainiha added this to wainiha's Ideas
October 21, 2012
Mind your step
scrub009 added this to Design Elements
October 20, 2012
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October 19, 2012
Here, a cautionary note on uneven flooring warns guests and adds to this coastal cottage's creative character.
carmia added this to Cozy room
October 19, 2012
in case we don't level
ellenolson added this to ellenolson's ideas
October 19, 2012
outside by the rainbarrel
hgpritchett added this to hgpritchett's ideas
October 17, 2012
i like this idea
forte5 added this to forte5's ideas
October 17, 2012
Love it!
bookleaf added this to bookleaf's ideas
October 17, 2012
from fam rm to kitchen??
terryhalverson added this to terryhalverson's cottage ideas
October 17, 2012
For the steps at the door
suzannadanna added this to floors
October 17, 2012
Floor Art
nkansagra added this to misc
October 17, 2012
blumbloom added this to blumbloom's ideas
October 17, 2012
mind the step
rjp1863 added this to rjp1863's ideas
October 17, 2012
reminds me of London- Mind the Gap
mamieandavery added this to mamieandavery's ideas
October 17, 2012
mind the step
eallison added this to eallison's ideas
October 17, 2012
kmmheck added this to My ideas
October 17, 2012
kw68 added this to Lake House
October 17, 2012
tanabelle added this to Desk
October 12, 2012
awesome - reminds me of "mind the gap"
rachham added this to Arrowtown ideas
October 8, 2012
very cute
jillgp added this to jillgp's ideas
October 8, 2012
For the deck?
nikbello added this to nikbello's Ideas
October 4, 2012
Mind the step!
normaje added this to normaje's ideas laundry room
October 4, 2012
Jimmy Stiles needs this
Carina Helm added this to Beach Cafe
September 24, 2012
porch step
ckilgus added this to mudroom
September 23, 2012
the note on the step
Linda White added this to STAIRS TO BASEMENT
September 14, 2012
words on risers
cheryoung added this to cheryoung's ideas
September 13, 2012
garage step
coleary22 added this to coleary22's ideas
September 13, 2012
Adelaida Loukota added this to Adelaida_Loukota's ideas
September 13, 2012
The step
anaarboleya added this to anaarboleya's Ideas
September 13, 2012
mind the step
Nancy Sloop added this to Garage
September 13, 2012
we have a one-step ledge across the front of the garage; this would be a great way to all attention to it, especially after I have the garage floor epoxied.
Ale Gharibian added this to Bedroom
September 13, 2012
Mind the step for my entrance
kyfromky added this to kyfromky's ideas
September 12, 2012
cute idea
Dana added this to dana's ideas
September 12, 2012
very cute.
flatow added this to flatow's ideas
September 12, 2012
Take an architectural element, maybe one that annoys you (like the step everyone is always tripping over) and bring attention to it in a humorous way.
Francesca added this to Other
September 12, 2012
Awesome idea!
thebearscout added this to garage
September 12, 2012
Like "mind the gap". do this in the garage
chadsepulveda added this to chadsepulveda's Favorites
September 12, 2012
Possible flooring wash upstairs
Pam Adams added this to pamadams12's ideas
September 12, 2012
Mary Ellen Doyle added this to maryellendoyle's ideas
September 12, 2012
for the 2 steps at the beach... mind the step!
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September 11, 2012
kdgorski added this to kdgorski's Ideas
September 8, 2012
Mind the gap
Anne Granger added this to lakehouse
September 6, 2012
mind your step on first step
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September 6, 2012
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September 2, 2012
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August 28, 2012
Garage step
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August 24, 2012
Mind the step
Pamela Dalton added this to vintage
August 9, 2012
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