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Elsie Street contemporary-staircase

Elsie Street

The steel, glass and wood stair case cuts through all four stories.

Rien van Rijthoven.

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netzaper wrote:
what kind of wood is the steps
     Comment   January 7, 2014
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The steps is ash...
January 7, 2014 at 8:46PM        Thanked by netzaper
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Carrie Craft wrote:
What is the round "rebar like" spacer - You appear to have used the floating bar between treads to meet code for 4" gap. What type of round pole material is it please? Also, are the floors white Oak? Thanks so much, really love the look.
   Comment   August 21, 2013
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It's a square steel bar and yes they are oak floors.
August 21, 2013 at 7:49PM   
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whikir01 wrote:
Poweder Coating - I'm having similar stairs designed for a client, and the stair company is telling me that the finish of the metal is stainless steel. I need the finish to be black such as in your picture. Can you tell me the process of having this finish done in a powder coated finish and does this increase the overall cost of the stairs? Thanks!!! I love what you did by the way.
   Comment   April 1, 2013
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Don't paint it if it's stainless steel, or don't make it out of stainless if it's going to be painted. It's the stainless that's going to be much more costly than the powder coating.
April 1, 2013 at 11:39AM     
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I'm sorry it's actually brushed aluminum that they will be making them out of. Does this make a difference?
April 1, 2013 at 12:52PM   
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jkaloge wrote:
How are the treads attached to the stringers?
   Comment   February 7, 2013
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Muhammad Firmansyah
The material used?
January 2, 2014 at 10:30PM   
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for the treads? ash
January 3, 2014 at 8:45AM   
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nainamahale wrote:
what is the size of the stringer used? It would be awesome if you could share this info...Thanks!
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I couldn't tell you even if I happened to remember it off the top of my head... you will have o talk to your structural engineer to size it for you. Each stair is different and the stringer will depend on the span and your local codes. Good Luck!
March 12, 2012 at 9:20AM     
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Zarine T. Paz wrote:
what kind of steel were used in this type of stair?
   Comment   November 27, 2011
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No, it's all made of flat bars, angles and C channels. It is powder coated though.
November 27, 2011 at 11:13AM   
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Zarine T. Paz
yes i also thought of c channel ,flat bars and 2 x2 angle bars at first..i ask this beca. ive been amazd to stairs using only steels...tnx
November 28, 2011 at 2:56AM   
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Jack Arnott wrote:
I love these stairs. - Definitely borrowing a lot from these for ours. I like the beam underneath, instead of the full caps on the ends. I like the regular sized treads, with the neat steel bar to protect the opening instead of oversized (thick) treads to limit the space. They also limit the openness. And I like the wood that you have chosen to offset the powdercoated black steel. I also like the beams offset from the edges, instead of at the extremes. Very nice.
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John Hill added this to Level Changes: Defining Spaces
The center of this three-story townhouse on a steep site in San Francisco uses a level change of a few steps to break down the open living space. In the position of the camera is the living-dining area, and up the steps is the kitchen and an adjacent family room. This change in level is a natural fit with the flow of the house.
Lisa Frederick added this to Home Styles: Split Personality
These stairwells also incorporate glass panels, but the heavy black railings give them a completely different spin. The dark color helps to define the expanse of space.

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TOWNHOUSE PLAN “The steel, glass and wood stair case cuts through all four stories. Rien van Rijthoven.” “The center of this three-story townhouse on a steep site in San Francisco uses a level change of a few steps to break down the open living space. In the position of the camera is the living-dining area, and up the steps is the kitchen and an adjacent family room. This change in level is a natural fit”
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