Paul DeGroot
Architects & Designers
Des Moines Home contemporary-staircase

Des Moines Home

This home is the result of my winning the Home of the Year design competition featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine in 1994. It was built in Des Moines, Iowa as a spec home and sold the first week of the home tour. I'm a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, much of which is in the Midwest. My interpretation of the horizontal lines popular with Wright's "Prairie Style" helped me win the competition. For a lighter touch inside, I skipped oak and designed all the woodwork to be maple instead (the kitchen cabinets were donated by Aristokraft, Inc.).

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ginaline added this to ginaline's Ideas
March 31, 2014
marche s-s et split
mooseworx added this to FLW Book
December 9, 2012
detail at end of riser
aces1981 added this to aces1981's ideas
October 25, 2012
cool railing
yezdi added this to yezdi's ideas
August 19, 2012
good staircase
janetelkinsc00per added this to janetelkinsc00per's ideas
August 12, 2012
prairie style stair railing
melaniecwright added this to melaniecwright's ideas
July 17, 2012
brave colors
marthaann added this to marthaann's ideas
April 5, 2012
stair rail design
ekubs added this to ekubs's Favorites
March 9, 2012
Like how the paint color graded, dark to light.
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January 26, 2012
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January 17, 2012
Brooks Design Group added this to Payfer
December 17, 2011
bad paint/carpet but lovely railing detail
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