Rhodes Architecture + Light modern-staircase

Rhodes Architecture + Light

An old WWII era house in West Seattle with a very small footprint had one obvious recommendation for a buyer who called us in 2005; a sweeping view of the City of Seattle. The view from the existing house took in Magnolia and Alki Point to the north, the skyscrapers of downtown Seattle, the bustle of Harbor Island, and Mt. Rainer to the south. Working with the existing footprint and foundation, and adding a garage to the west, we created an urban residence of 3925 square feet. A glass curtain wall that stretches across the east side of the house and turns the south and north corners was dictated by the view; any walls used would have blocked the view to the City of Seattle. A basement designed to house office, theater, an exercise room, and a guest suite supports a main floor with kitchen, dining, and living areas in one open space. Commercial sliding doors allow a 21 foot by 9 foot opening to a cantilevered deck and makes the deck a part of the living space. A glass skylight and window walls bisect the house to create a stair core that brings natural daylight into the interiors and serves as the spine of the house. The upper level includes bedroom-bathroom suites. A west courtyard garden lends outdoor space to a home that sits above a steep east hillside. Exposed structural steel allowed the exterior walls of the City View Residence to be 55% glass. Portland cement stucco and zinc-coated steel panels side the opaque walls and modulate the scale of the house. A roof plane of sealed Douglas fir rafters and fir plywood caps the house with a warm natural material and shelters the walls.A warm pallet of American Cherry cabinetry, bamboo flooring, natural limestone and granite creates a comfortable interior.

The City View Residence was a collaboration of Rhodes Architecture + Light, Swenson Say Faget Engineering, LightWire, and the owners and was completed in 2006 by Mark Madison of Bob Talbot Construction.

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fredagbozo added this to fredagbozo's ideas
July 16, 2014
this is good
Geneviève Joyal added this to 78 marksbridge stairs
March 28, 2014
tread and floor = different direction
hyo440 added this to Staircase
March 11, 2014
Open riser horizontal rail
tntacb added this to tntacb's Ideas
February 25, 2014
brian3026 added this to Stairs
November 12, 2013
Wendy Baucom added this to interior ideas
May 22, 2013
open staircase
briansh added this to Staircase
May 19, 2013
p_foley added this to p_foley's ideas
May 8, 2013
metal and wood, easy to keep clean but very good looking
NaNa Nemnom added this to nana_nemnom's ideas
April 13, 2013
the stairs
canadianbacon added this to elevations
April 10, 2013
Metal stairs with wood
elaphish added this to elaphish's ideas
March 20, 2013
diegosastre added this to diegosastre's Ideas
December 3, 2012
Escalera baranda
barbarashailor added this to barbarashailor's ideas
December 3, 2012
Cable rail
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October 19, 2012
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October 19, 2012
jsavard added this to jsavard's ideas
July 15, 2012
deux escaliers, un au-dessus de l'autre
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June 28, 2012
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irryn added this to irryn's ideas
June 21, 2012
Gaurav Singhmar added this to Stairs
June 16, 2012
Open stairs w/ return below
drucifer added this to drucifer's ideas
May 25, 2012
tmgrant added this to tmgrant's ideas
May 12, 2012
Open concept with stairs up over stairs to basement
stevebachrach added this to stevebachrach's elements
April 13, 2012
Looking for something cleaner, simpler than what we have now, yet not ornate...
3150 added this to 3150's ideas
March 11, 2012
Escalier.. wow!
champers added this to champers's ideas
December 19, 2011
way too much metal
vsylva added this to vsylva's ideas
December 1, 2011
bamboo flooring; steel open-riser staircase
wmgriffin added this to wmgriffin's Favorites
October 17, 2011
Allard Design LLC added this to master addition
September 14, 2011
Beverly Bragg added this to beverly_bragg's ideas
August 28, 2011
Open iron and wood staircase
dawnz added this to stair rail
July 5, 2011
steel with wood on handrail only
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May 26, 2011
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April 5, 2011
Elemeto escalera
leslieme added this to leslieme's ideas
March 17, 2011
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March 6, 2011
egerdco added this to egerdco's ideas
February 19, 2011
Bamboo flooring
3d3m added this to 3d3m's ideas
February 12, 2011
sherpa added this to sherpa's ideas
January 28, 2011
like the style. prefer more wood on stairs
gypsydreams77 added this to modernism
January 4, 2011
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January 2, 2011
no added this to maxe's ideas
December 7, 2010
like the wires
reembarqawi added this to reembarqawi's ideas
November 30, 2010
scubakate added this to scubakate's ideas
November 28, 2010
open stairwell
nmayhouse added this to nmayhouse's ideas stairs
October 30, 2010
stacked stairways. DOn't like cable rails.
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October 20, 2010
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October 17, 2010
lfaller added this to lfaller's ideas
May 20, 2010
warehouse look..perfect!
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May 10, 2010
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April 26, 2010
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April 25, 2010
vikerii added this to Staircase
February 26, 2010
No walls
gibbons636 added this to stairs
February 19, 2010
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January 17, 2010
great handrail conections
dkhughes added this to interior
May 9, 2009
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May 7, 2009
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