Susan M. Davis
Interior Designers & Decorators
Whole House Green contemporary-entry

Whole House Green

Once narrow & dark, the Entry now welcomes you into a light-filled open floor plan. The glass stair railing allows light to bathe the entry and creates a welcoming sparkle. A comprehensive Feng-Shui analysis and recommendation was done in the beginning of the Design Process.

This photo has 2 questions

April 20, 2014
wkaul wrote:
Where can I get the glass?
May 31, 2013
dianah41 wrote:
The Door and handleset are beautiful. Where can I find something like this?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lisa Frederick added this to Home Styles: Split Personality
One of the things I can't wait to change in my own split-level is the dated wrought-iron railing that separates the middle and lower floors. I've been scratching my head over how to update it, and I love this approach. The glass panels preserve the same openness as the railing, but look sleek and sophisticated.
Maybe a more forgiving material, like a translucent glass, would be more appropriate for folks like me.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

poulesportive added this to Raised Ranch remodels
on Tuesday
updating the railing
ss22 added this to ss22's ideas
February 20, 2015
frosted so no fingerprints?
baileybunch added this to MJ DESIGN
February 13, 2015
Glass vs. half walls at top of stairs
aum7 added this to Kitchen & Salon
February 12, 2015
glass shelves at kitchen window
Margaret Dilworth added this to margaret_dilworth's ideas
February 6, 2015
split level
sbememe added this to sbememe's Ideas
January 28, 2015
Style of entry
mjandcc added this to mjandcc's ideas
January 7, 2015
ileanalo added this to ileanalo's ideas
January 5, 2015
el vidrio en lugar de barand de hierro
sbellemare77 added this to sbellemare77's Ideas
January 5, 2015
gilbclan added this to gilbclan's ideas
January 4, 2015
front door in different color
rxejude added this to rxejude's ideas
December 28, 2014
Entry way light with open pony walls
awfmr added this to split level
December 3, 2014
half wall
kimberly000 added this to kimberly000's Favorites
November 23, 2014
sambytes1 added this to Best
November 9, 2014
frosted glass
cbakke93 added this to cbakke93's ideas
October 31, 2014
Fresh and bright
audreyaheinz added this to Split Level Entry
October 29, 2014
so airy.
melyndaben added this to Entry Way
October 26, 2014
Open to kitchen
maebemeri added this to Furnishings with Potential
October 23, 2014
wood and glass railing/bannister
marineoul added this to Mudroom
October 18, 2014
entry way railing
jamiehoffmeyer added this to Landscape
October 18, 2014
sunny and open but with privacy and modern class
Chris Correia added this to Interior
September 13, 2014
Open stairway and railings
Nola Salisbury added this to Railing
August 14, 2014
Like the glass panels
embdee added this to livingroom
August 14, 2014
glass for rail
Derrick Frazier added this to Family Room
July 28, 2014
tempered glass railings
jkperkins15 added this to General
July 9, 2014
the stairs are light and open while providing privacy
jamesj82 added this to Split level
June 29, 2014
thinkd added this to thinkd's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Split level
gmmm added this to Misc interior ideas
June 15, 2014
like the door & glass railings
dandeurloo added this to dandeurloo's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Up stairs railing.
Leanne Mosquite Interior Design added this to kenny
June 5, 2014
Glass and wood railing
iloveaparade added this to Entry
May 20, 2014
Stair trim, railing, open wall to basement
b3michelle added this to b3michelle's Favorites
May 17, 2014
Glass panel tailings for more light
akurdt added this to windows
May 14, 2014
front door
akurdt added this to akurdt's ideas
May 14, 2014
front door
tokaygirl added this to Split Foyer
May 13, 2014
Great redo of the small entry! Once again, the best way to deal with the undersized entry on a split is to remove all the old, dated surfaces and add in light colors without too much pattern. Love the glass on the stairs to add light. Could be a cleaning problem with kids and dogs but it looks wonderful!
Karen Lilley added this to entry
May 11, 2014
light wood
Traci Hubbs added this to traci_hubbs's Ideas
April 29, 2014
glass on the wall?
Mary Ormond added this to MEO
April 20, 2014
Split ideas
annpolisgirly added this to Split Foyer Makeover
April 13, 2014
Modernizes the space and opens it up
dragonlead added this to entry staircases
April 5, 2014
glass fasteners
twinkiehenri added this to stairs
April 3, 2014
too chunky
lalafab added this to Split foyer he**
March 31, 2014
Entry - inside
Brian Forestal added this to Front entrances
March 28, 2014
The openness of the glass panels for railings.
heidiflaherty added this to Stair Railings
March 21, 2014
So finger marks don't show.
Robert Hofacker added this to Kitchens
March 14, 2014
Stairs and open area at top.
jensylvester added this to jensylvester's Ideas
March 8, 2014
Stair banister
wendwus added this to wendwus's Ideas
February 25, 2014
New main stairwell
kmcarefoot added this to Split level
February 23, 2014
3 form
molly773 added this to stairs/office
February 8, 2014
vickiefan added this to vickiefan's Ideas
February 3, 2014
Glass rail
whitenaf added this to whitenaf's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Stair railing and glass
robermar added this to kitchen ideas
February 2, 2014
Front entry glass
mf061921 added this to Side Entry
February 2, 2014
Door windows
utahgeoff added this to nice
January 26, 2014
split with glass
Karen Outerleys added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 23, 2014
Entry to split level
Lee Johnson DeRoo added this to Dining Room Ideas
January 22, 2014
the panels of glass on the upper lever
marystonelake added this to entry/porch area
January 22, 2014
front door and glass in railings, light and airy in a split
marcy_line added this to Stairs
January 22, 2014
misted glass
Michelle Corona added this to michelle_corona's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Railing in entryway
Patty Greenfield added this to Katherine Humphreys' Bathroom and Room!
January 18, 2014
simple design
Donny Albrecht added this to donny_albrecht's ideas
January 18, 2014
meganpeter added this to Entryway
January 17, 2014
zoeber added this to stair railings
January 17, 2014
glass like glue chip
wannabecook added this to REALSTONE SYSTEMS
January 16, 2014
jsilber11219 added this to jsilber11219's Ideas
January 13, 2014
Micki Sanchez added this to stairway at door
January 6, 2014
this is bright... but do we want such light wood?
Christine Martein added this to christine_martein's Ideas
January 4, 2014
Half walls
Michael Patrick added this to michael_patrick4591747's Ideas
December 31, 2013
Open entry
jackiecobb added this to jackiecobb's ideas
December 30, 2013
glass stair rail
annettecrislip added this to annettecrislip's ideas
December 28, 2013
Glass panels replace iron rail on mezzanine
Wendy Maliszewski added this to wendy_maliszewski's ideas
December 28, 2013
sharihenry added this to entry
December 26, 2013
Warm entry
keh_wilson added this to Living Room Ideas
December 20, 2013
Frosted glass
mtb21 added this to mtb21's ideas
December 16, 2013
Light entry
ganaoil added this to ganaoil's Ideas
December 8, 2013
glass rails
6300doron added this to Doron Kitchen
November 18, 2013
entry with glass panel staircase
cpc0057 added this to Bathroom Ideabook
November 15, 2013
Tempered Glass Stair Railing
flettso added this to Dining Room Ideas
November 10, 2013
wood top an bottom rails
Joan Heaton Architects added this to loft ladder/railing
November 9, 2013
glass panels in timber frames
callen5000 added this to glass walls
November 7, 2013
perfect example of clips on side of rail
Kevin Autenrieth added this to kevin_autenrieth's Ideas
November 7, 2013
simple and modern
Aman Jha added this to aman_jha's ideas
November 5, 2013
glass railing
cheriboo added this to cheriboo's ideas
November 5, 2013
Glass wall partitions
mainlyme added this to mainlyme's ideas
November 4, 2013
it works
Details Design Studio added this to Utica Ct Remodel
October 31, 2013
We are wanting to use lots of glass in our re designed space
shannonbelgarde added this to stairs/entry
October 26, 2013
split level
vtimmons6 added this to vtimmons6's entry
October 21, 2013
split level glass entry
Amy Thompson added this to Entryway Ideas
October 20, 2013
See through and plenty of light.
mattinglym added this to our renovation
October 13, 2013
love how open the staircase is.
bluanne added this to Front Hallway
October 9, 2013
Split foyer like ours. Stairs up to kitchen and down to family room.
Jakub Rucinski added this to jakub_rucinski's Ideas
October 4, 2013
Frosted glass
kandiyohi added this to kandiyohi's Ideas
October 3, 2013
Split level entry idea
salladeus added this to stairs
September 19, 2013
stair frosted glass
elizalee17 added this to elizalee17's ideas
September 14, 2013
staceygrayson added this to staceygrayson's ideas
September 14, 2013
Split foyer
leelap97 added this to stairs and entryway
September 12, 2013
rail and catwalk
bsktbum added this to Addition/Renovation
September 9, 2013
renovation of existing entry?
lpaterno added this to Exterior Ideas
September 9, 2013
light color flooring
lisbis added this to cool ideas
September 7, 2013
split-level stairs
Jamie Chamberlain added this to entry
September 6, 2013
Barbara Mullen added this to barbara_mullen2258's Ideas
September 3, 2013
Stair railing muted glass
ajsweeney added this to Layouts
September 1, 2013
Laid out just like the stairs in our new place.
debsglanz added this to debsglanz's Ideas
August 26, 2013
Samantha Troutman added this to samantha_troutman's ideas
August 20, 2013
k1k1k1 added this to 70s contemporary ideas
August 16, 2013
kaw5310 added this to kaw5310's Ideas
August 7, 2013
the glass openness
4mysoul added this to For evergreen house
August 7, 2013
The openness and look
Renee Harding added this to Raised Ranch
July 29, 2013
Glass handrails & privacy panels
williamaleach added this to williamaleach's Ideas
July 14, 2013
mamayal added this to Exterior Ideas
July 11, 2013
baileycindy added this to baileycindy's Ideas
July 8, 2013
Interiors byDesign added this to 899perrin's Ideas
July 4, 2013
Stair rail
cicely7 added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 3, 2013
I would like this set of stairs to go up to a kitchen
Posey Woodlawn added this to Split Levels and moderns
June 29, 2013
So light and interesting
sherwoodk added this to sherwoodk's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Glass bannister
bigmi added this to Banister
June 23, 2013
Interesting concept
fushenbeauty added this to fushenbeauty's ideas
June 21, 2013
enrance glass
cindy179 added this to cindy179's ideas
June 14, 2013
frosted glass
apriltessier added this to apriltessier's Ideas
June 11, 2013
Rain glass
gailvg added this to railings & stairs
June 8, 2013
glass panels
ladybogart added this to ladybogart's ideas
June 6, 2013
The glass panels preserve the same openness as the railing, but look sleek and sophisticated.
juliewinsor added this to house design
June 1, 2013
open concept in basement
jamieec added this to Ideas for Lucas
May 28, 2013
I like the opaque looking siding.
Charity Jarduk added this to charity_jarduk's Ideas
May 23, 2013
Glass and Wood
winkler232 added this to railing
May 22, 2013
lynda749 added this to lynda749's Ideas
May 20, 2013
Similar idea but clear
15ocjennfer added this to 15ocjennfer's ideas
May 18, 2013
KSM Property Ventures added this to my new house
May 14, 2013
stair case idea
fminkowski added this to fminkowski's Ideas
May 14, 2013
bilevel entry way
lindamadrid added this to floor plans
May 12, 2013
split level
leahan added this to leahan's ideas
May 10, 2013
afreckledfrog added this to Split Entry
May 6, 2013
Glass divider
serenberg added this to new house
May 4, 2013
frosted glass stairs
fenjain added this to fenjain's Ideas
May 3, 2013
forrey added this to Exterior Ideas
May 1, 2013
Another take on glass panel
newyearbabie added this to Split foyers
April 30, 2013
half wall at kitchen, glass railing
bripsu added this to Stairs
April 29, 2013
Is white riser the way to go or a lighter stained wood that might match a future living room hardwood color?
Julia Porter added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 28, 2013
glass railings
causeyzoo added this to causeyzoo's ideas
April 28, 2013
A perfect alternative to traditional banister and rails!
Penelope Cray added this to penelope_cray's ideas
April 27, 2013
railing idea
sharischneider added this to sharischneider's Favorites
April 23, 2013
jrjepson added this to jrjepson's ideas
April 21, 2013
good railings for loft & stairs
aawad19 added this to aawad19's ideas
April 21, 2013
Split Foyer
Rachel Matos added this to danikool's ideas
April 20, 2013
escalera entrada
gkernan added this to Woodshire
April 13, 2013
use of glass panels
sim987 added this to Norma
April 5, 2013
This is what it would look like with the wood I realy don not like it
gnblanch added this to gnblanch's ideas
April 5, 2013
frosted glass stair panels
kevin7423 added this to foyer
April 4, 2013
inviting, open, light, different
chris9880 added this to chris9880's ideas
April 2, 2013
ramoses added this to ramoses's ideas
April 1, 2013
glass banister
Nora Goto added this to Stairs
March 29, 2013
opaque glass
twinsitter3 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 27, 2013
deanna_rymaszewski added this to Entry Way
March 20, 2013
I like the frosted bannisters.
willy20 added this to willy20's ideas
March 19, 2013
front door
Mimi Allison added this to stairways
March 19, 2013
love the railing idea
3rockpoint added this to Living Room Ideas
March 14, 2013
instead of railing
RENU Atlanta added this to personal
March 14, 2013
living room
kgreenb added this to 240 The Uplands
March 13, 2013
but with clear glass or plex...!
Diane M. added this to womandi's Favorites
March 12, 2013
Stair railing
lovely007 added this to kawal collection
March 12, 2013
2300myhouse added this to 2300myhouse's ideas
March 8, 2013
greenstonemail added this to greenstonemail's Ideas
March 7, 2013
bbmc12 added this to bbmc12's ideas
March 7, 2013
Stair Railing - Rainfall Glass
deanne1284 added this to deanne1284's ideas
March 4, 2013
rain glass - less dusting/cleaning
fippy added this to fippy's ideas
March 3, 2013
louf added this to louf's ideas
March 3, 2013
Rachel Smith Taylor added this to rtaylor36
March 3, 2013
sheilahrae added this to sheilahrae's Ideas
February 28, 2013
mriddell added this to mriddell's ideas
February 28, 2013
stairs split level
dlodes added this to dlodes's ideas
February 27, 2013
like the glass though would make it clear and as frameless as possible
Kim Rose added this to Interior Stair Railings
February 26, 2013
Combination of wood frame and translucent glass frames the stairwell. Glass panels have some textures (visual interest and allow light into stairwell space. Simple, clean expression of materials using glass and wood. I would reduce the scale of the supports to make horizontal and vertical framing more delicate.
xiaoyanzj added this to xiaoyanzj's ideas
February 20, 2013
angeldancerrunning added this to colors
February 19, 2013
Stain color on risers with acacia hardwood
Claudia Myers added this to claudia_myers's ideas
February 19, 2013
smallsh added this to smallsh's Ideas
February 17, 2013
lizzy_girl added this to lizzy_girl's ideas
February 17, 2013
bi-level remodel
Dena Foster added this to split foyer
February 17, 2013
Dena Foster added this to DTF
February 17, 2013
split foyer stairs
claire added this to Raised ranch
February 14, 2013
Cool and safe for children
tnthuempfner added this to tnthuempfner's ideas
February 7, 2013
glass through to lower level
roomredone added this to roomredone's ideas
February 5, 2013
Rachael Bouchard added this to Raised Ranch Layout
February 5, 2013
Love the frosted glass that matches the door and the light wood in contrast.
378tarti added this to 378tarti's ideas
February 2, 2013
teflonking added this to teflonking’s ideas
February 2, 2013
Openess and clean lines
mmasters1707 added this to mmasters1707's ideas
January 27, 2013
Opened up entryway in a split entry house.
sonny45 added this to sonny45's ideas
January 27, 2013
luvrhouse added this to luvrhouse's ideas
January 24, 2013
living room railing
tashia153 added this to tashia153's ideas
January 23, 2013
stairs without carpet
Carolyn Lee added this to carolyn_lee's Ideas
January 22, 2013
Like the glass in this door
mphillips105 added this to Split Level Home
January 21, 2013
Fresh entryway
kiwi452 added this to kiwi452's Ideas
January 14, 2013
Like the glass railing
Pam added this to Stairs
January 14, 2013
Simple glass with wood frame
pgarrison added this to pgarrison's ideas
January 12, 2013
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