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The Boardman Homestead traditional-staircase

The Boardman Homestead

One of the biggest challenges when working on a historic home is how to blend new spaces into the existing structure. For this home – the Boardman Homestead, one of the oldest in Ipswich, Massachusetts – the owners wanted to add a first floor master suite without corrupting the exterior lines of the house. To accomplish this, we designed an independent structure that we connected to the original kitchen via a wing. Expansive, south-facing French doors bring in natural light and open from the bedroom onto a private, wooden patio. Inside, the suite features a wood-burning fireplace, en suite bathroom, and spacious walk-in closet. Combining these elements with a cathedral ceiling and a generous number of large windows creates a space that is open, light, and yet still cozy.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Between Naps on the Porch added this to Tapping Into The Hidden Storage Space In Your Home
I have a place much like this on a back stairway in my home. I so want to do this! It adds storage and looks great.

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naomidemarco added this to naomidemarco's Ideas
last Friday
Stone tile on stairs
meglee21 added this to Mudrooms
January 17, 2015
Slate Floor
corystu added this to Mud Room
January 5, 2015
Tiling stairs?
mcmullek added this to mcmullek's Ideas
November 13, 2014
Under storage
Donna Barrington added this to donna_barrington's ideas
October 30, 2014
Love the shelf
jimmylee1974 added this to furnitures and carpentry
October 25, 2014
possible shoe area on stairs
urdsculd22 added this to Stairs
October 22, 2014
tile arrangement
Wafa Mosa added this to wafa_mosa's ideas
October 12, 2014
books shelf
karengoodfellow added this to Staircase Bookshelves
May 30, 2014
Love that it's low so I can put my 3D art pieces on top of it
jetson12 added this to master bedroom
May 26, 2014
bookcase and windows
maryamkb added this to maryamkb's Ideas
May 23, 2014
Ceramic stairs
rasheffer added this to Mudroom ideas
April 19, 2014
tiled stairs, book case at stairs
smarkl added this to staircase
April 10, 2014
carrie1228 added this to entry
January 25, 2014
like idea of shelves near stairs for additional storage/etc.
hweesies added this to Living Room Ideas
January 3, 2014
Staircase bookshelf
aprilvmj added this to Stairs
December 3, 2013
Reunkwan Oataem added this to reunkwan_oataem's ideas
November 21, 2013
I love this.
ironjawedwoman added this to Foyer Entry
November 17, 2013
See how stair tread and landing nose, and the riser are laid with slate.
jshurman added this to Family Room
October 13, 2013
Bookshelf railing
Tonya Chaney-Ewing added this to clampitt
September 26, 2013
slate stairs
beckysboys added this to Catwalk
September 20, 2013
kristenharano added this to kristenharano's ideas
September 7, 2013
tile stairs!
lhmiez added this to Alan
August 22, 2013
bellaginnrobbins added this to bellaginnrobbins's ideas
August 6, 2013
slate stairs
ntsnow added this to house
July 21, 2013
mudroom, tile, stair storage
adex6777 added this to Laundry room
March 21, 2013
tile concrete stoop?
alykat79 added this to alykat79's ideas
March 3, 2013
faniswas added this to faniswas’s ideas
February 10, 2013
Stone stairs
djbige added this to djbige's Ideas
February 6, 2013
Nice steps
universalmom52 added this to dream library ideas
January 26, 2013
stair landing
markfennct added this to markfennct's Ideas
December 12, 2012
Gobleck mud room
gailfsbc added this to gailfsbc's ideas
December 10, 2012
tiled stairs are cool.
Tim Clement added this to tim_clement's Ideas
November 23, 2012
b2kevans added this to Midvale
October 23, 2012
book case at stairs -love it.
Veri Properties added this to Staircases
October 3, 2012
Slate stairs--interesting.
Shana Zink added this to floors
September 10, 2012
Slate steps
kjensen54 added this to kjensen54's ideas
September 10, 2012
along the stair bookshelves
mccutcheon14 added this to mccutcheon14's ideas
August 12, 2012
puretao added this to puretao's ideas
July 6, 2012
A Simply Staged Home added this to Trim, Stairs, Custom Features
June 19, 2012
could serve as a pantry heading into the basement
jjvsmad added this to jjvsmad's ideas
May 27, 2012
? possible
mjorme added this to Interior Design
May 18, 2012
efficient use of space, built-in book shelves, display area, light via windows
Pam added this to staircase ideas
April 7, 2012
stairwell storage idea
Donna Rowland added this to Stairway, Entry and Halls
March 16, 2012
love the storage space.
kellsie added this to Jackie's ideas
March 5, 2012
love the tile stairs
mistridge added this to mistridge's ideas
March 4, 2012
Top of attic stairs
shirleyjones added this to shirleyjones's ideas
February 14, 2012
nice for entry into upper apartment idea
thisguysawesome added this to Stairwell
January 31, 2012
i dig this
alyssank added this to alyssank's ideas
January 26, 2012
Sonali Joshi added this to stair case
January 25, 2012
stair case cubbies
popsu added this to popsu's ideas
January 22, 2012
kristyasp added this to Lake
January 18, 2012
Cement, tile first few steps to get off concrete floor....
gautreag added this to gautreag's ideas
January 7, 2012
more books
tlrolf added this to tlrolf's ideas
January 2, 2012
Staircase shelf
jeanieh added this to jeanieh's ideas
November 15, 2011
brown tiles and wall color very nice
annverm added this to Escaliers
November 11, 2011
starritt added this to starritt's ideas
November 6, 2011
cynshimura added this to cynshimura's Favorites
October 28, 2011
Aproveitando espaço na escada
Gus added this to gus5's ideas
October 26, 2011
staircase half wall
jodenepadfield added this to jodenepadfield's ideas
October 2, 2011
shelves built-in to staircase in mudroom
Skye added this to skye55's ideas
August 6, 2011
stairway with bookcase
brucearnest added this to brucearnest's ideas
July 22, 2011
aimee75 added this to aimee75's ideas
July 15, 2011
GReat idea for stairs
lhaselden added this to lhaselden's ideas
July 15, 2011
mudroom stairs?
veggiemama added this to built-ins
April 23, 2011
bookcase on stair landing
gretna01 added this to Storage ideas
March 18, 2011
have a place much like this on a back stairway in my home. I so want to do this! It adds storage and looks great.
maggiepel added this to storage
March 4, 2011
boston designer
scottynlisa added this to scottynlisa's ideas
February 27, 2011
this could work in our house
dsantos123 added this to dsantos123's Favorites
January 29, 2011
Another bookcase idea
katedaly added this to katedaly's ideas
January 29, 2011
step height and depth - from basement with window
loriembree added this to loriembree's Favorites
January 22, 2011
I always like built in things.
lisabaffa added this to lisabaffa's ideas
December 20, 2010
love this, could we do this on basement stairs?
scottynlisa added this to hall/foyer
December 18, 2010
this could work in our house
Karen added this to catdog4pres's ideas
December 16, 2010
scubakate added this to scubakate's ideas
November 28, 2010
if made partial wall to basement-could do bookshelves in it like this.
mariposa12164 added this to mariposa12164's ideas for staircase
November 26, 2010
shoebedoo added this to shoebedoo's ideas
November 20, 2010
stair shelves
sheryle added this to sheryle's Favorites
November 16, 2010
Add pillows and soft light for a reading area
ferganna added this to ferganna's ideas
November 15, 2010
tasjess added this to storage
November 11, 2010
dshoniker added this to dshoniker's ideas
November 11, 2010
rmc11 added this to rmc11's stairway ideas
November 2, 2010
storage along stairway
lindacc added this to lindacc's ideas
October 31, 2010
pueland added this to pueland's ideas
October 30, 2010
can we do this??
Cindy added this to terp_94's ideas
October 25, 2010
Stairway storage
1moviewatcher added this to 1moviewatcher's ideas
October 24, 2010
Storage for books on thinside of the stair well.
sinobell added this to bibliotek
October 24, 2010
en variant av denne blir nok løsningen på trappen
kpolotto added this to Malta
October 24, 2010
Hidden spaces
sueandphil added this to sueandphil's ideas
October 24, 2010
storage on stairwell
jlcourte added this to jlcourte's ideas
October 23, 2010
mhsaville added this to storage
October 21, 2010
storage along stairs
lisage42 added this to lisage42's ideas
September 24, 2010
joannewongco added this to joannewongco's ideas
July 29, 2010
bookshelves on corner walls
laurinda added this to laurinda's ideas
April 20, 2010
windows, built ins
gerard cruz added this to tj_al's ideas
February 10, 2010
i like the bookshelves, it gives more space
batkinson added this to batkinson's ideas
February 1, 2010
I like the shelves by the stairs
bonjourbecassine added this to bonjourbecassine's ideas
January 10, 2010
bookcase for upstairs
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