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Last House on the Left contemporary-staircase

Last House on the Left

Having been neglected for nearly 50 years, this home was rescued by new owners who sought to restore the home to its original grandeur. Prominently located on the rocky shoreline, its presence welcomes all who enter into Marblehead from the Boston area. The exterior respects tradition; the interior combines tradition with a sparse respect for proportion, scale and unadorned beauty of space and light.

This project was featured in Design New England Magazine.

Photo Credit: Eric Roth

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May 27, 2014
tyronia1 wrote:
where is the track lighting from?
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Thanks for your question. However we don't have the info on the light fixtures.
    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 6:27AM
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March 30, 2014
chinedum wrote:
Can you give an idea of the cost of the staircase? - The spiral and a stretch of 3 meters.
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What are the spiral staircase and railing materials? Did you use cables?
    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 1:54PM
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Thannks for your question. The metal for the stairs is stainless steal.
    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:56AM
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January 22, 2014
adeleborg1 wrote:
i love this room and i was wondering what materials were used for the.
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Thanks I'm assuming you are referring to the bookshelves or stairs. They are stainless connectors with maple shelves.
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July 19, 2013
Donn Marc Amora wrote:
pls help me build for this - could you give me some plans regarding the two story dormitory in school. this plans includes floor plan, 4 elevations, 2 sections, site development plan, concept board and perspective view (birds eye view) it should be in scale 1:100 in floor plan, elevation and section and scale 1:200 for site development plan..

the lot plan is 30 meters width and 45 meters is the ;lenght , it is viewed as a standing rectangle shape. . its left side is the road.


The sisters of mercy congregation has decided to put a dormitory near to the school to be managed by the congregation itself. seeing the demand and increase of students from other places made them decide to build a ladies dormitory affordable to cater the middle class society. since the site is located along the main highway, they wanted a design that will give serenity, privacy and security from the passing vehicles, a cozy and safe place conductive to learning.

here is the space requirements


*information counter with administration office (2 tables)

*visitor/ reception area


*prayer room

*cafeteria(30 capacity)



*maids room (6 bed capacity)

*1 bedroom with toilet and bath for land lady (1 bed capacity)

*4 bedrooms (2 bed capacity)

*4 bedrooms (4 bed capacity)

*2 bedrooms (8 bed capacity)

*common toilet and bath


-it is your choice whether this spaces shoUld be put to to first floors or second floors.

the important is, all of the requirements should be in the building.

. for clear analysis

here is the design consideration

1. function and efficiency

2. character and form

3. aesthetic

4. solar,wind,noises and odor orientation

5. security and safety features


1. to evolve new architectural concept.

2. to create a possible model building for sustainable design.

3. the design must comply p.d no. 1185 (fire code) and p.d no. 1096 (national building code)

4. to provide parking space and proper landscaping.
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Donn Marc Amora
u can send those photos here or by my email
    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:43PM
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As much as we would like to help you Donn Marc Amora, we can't. What you are requiring is quite extensive and not necessarily in our scope of work. I'm sure as an architecture student you can do these drawings yourself. Good Luck with your studies!
    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 5:26AM
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July 4, 2013
Sherman Architecture wrote:
Great room. Is the stair custom?
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Thanks for your question. Yes the stair is custom designed and manufactured.
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