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Grand Stair traditional staircase
 

Grand Stair

This historic home and coach house in a landmark district on Astor Street was built in the late 1800’s. Originally designed as an 11,000sf single family residence, the home
was divided into nine apartments in the 1960’s and had fallen into disrepair. The new owners purchased the property with a vision to convert the building back to single
family residence for their young family.

The design concept was to restore the limestone exterior to its original state and reconstruct the interior into a home with an open floor plan and modern amenities for entertaining and family living, incorporating vintage details from the original property whenever possible. Program requirements included five bedrooms, all new bathrooms, contemporary kitchen, salon, library, billiards room with bar, home office, cinema, playroom, garage with stacking car lifts, and outdoor gardens with all new landscaping.

The home is unified by a grand staircase which is flooded with natural light from a glass laylight roof. The first level includes a formal entry with rich wood and marble finishes,
a walnut-paneled billiards room with custom bar, a play room, and a separate family entry with mudroom. A formal living and dining room with adjoining intimate salon are located on the second level; an addition at the rear of the home includes a custom deGiulio kitchen and family room. The third level master suite includes a marble bathroom, dressing room, library, and office. The fourth level includes the family bedrooms and a guest suite with a terrace and views of Lake Michigan. The lower level houses a custom cinema. Sustainable elements are seamlessly integrated throughout and include renewable materials, high-efficiency mechanicals and thermal envelope, restored original mahogany windows with new high-performance low-E glass, and a green roof.
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Christina Marie wrote:
Paint - Can you please tell me the wall colour?
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Hi Christina - The wall paint is Benjamin Moore's Vanilla Milkshake. This color is subtle and warm. We like to specify a low sheen paint finishes for a richer looking wall finish. Thanks for your question and good luck with your project.

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
November 9, 2013 at 2:34pm     
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48lorimer wrote:
Need help for my flooring - What type of wood is this and what the finishing. Txs
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Benjamin Moore, Vanilla Milkshake, Matte finish
September 20, 2013 at 3:55pm   
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I love those floors and the staircase... I want that in Sydney , Australia.
February 11, 2014 at 2:30am   
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avysmom wrote:
How wide are the floorboards? 4"? Quarter sawn?
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Hi, great question. The typical flooring for this house is a 4" wide board, rift and quartered white oak. However, at the chevron pattern in this hallway we used a 3" wide board. Thanks for your question and good luck with your project.

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
February 18, 2013 at 8:15am   
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notrancid wrote:
what is the profile of this base called and how tall is it ?
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Hi
Name is Juan Castillo ,owner of NIKKNADD Corp located in Elk Grove Village IL
we specialize in custom woodwork specifically in the finishing aspect of woodwork
Residential and or Commercial
if you ever need a hand just give us a call
773.343.5646
notrancid@gmail.com
Thank you
January 22, 2013 at 11:50am   
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Like this...
January 23, 2013 at 7:06pm   
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Trisha Stark wrote:
Kitchen color - If my living room is white and a rusty tan color what color should my kitchen be
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While we can't recommend a specific color for your home, we can give you some tips on paint selection. We highly recommend picking up paint cards from your local hardware store and bringing them home with you to look at in your Kitchen. It's very important to see the paint options in your space because the colors will change appearance under different lighting conditions (daylight vs. your home's lighting vs. the fluorescent lights at the hardware store). Once you've narrowed your selection down, many people will paint small swatches on the wall in a few color options to help make the final decision. Many paint companies now sell sample sizes for exactly this purpose, and Benjamin Moore allows you to order these samples directly from their website, shipped to your home. Thank you for the question and good luck with your project!

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
January 17, 2013 at 2:26pm   
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Stephen Kerr wrote:
Amazing attention to detail throughout this house, love it! - I am simply curious about the detailing of the inlay "Herringbone" pattern. Is this hard to achieve? There doesn't seem to be any expansion required for the timber and a clean butt joint is also provided where the Herringbone sections meet the straight planks?
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Oak & Broad
This pattern does require the pieces to be cut to size and end matched. Typically sizes will run 12"-16" long. They will be need to be trimmed during installation depending on how the joints come together.
August 22, 2012 at 10:49am     
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Thank you for the great question - Eutree is correct - there are some special techniques to achieving the herringbone or chevron flooring pattern but a qualified installer should be familiar with this floor pattern. Good Luck with your project!

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
October 31, 2012 at 2:47pm     
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Bonnie wrote:
what color are the walls painted?
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Candice, We do mean just the baseboards and crown moldings are painted in a semi-gloss while the picture molding and other applied trim at the stairs are painted in matte to blend with the wall surface to which it is applied. So sorry for any confusion we may have caused you! Hopefully this clears it up. Good Luck with your project.
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lindo!!!
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maryd0524 wrote:
wow!! all are beautiful!!! what is the color of the stain used on floor. tnx
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This is a white oak wood floor with an ebony stain applied to it.
November 11, 2011 at 1:24pm     
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THANK YOU SOO MUCH! IT IS BEAUTIFUL!
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