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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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feliciam36 wrote:
WOODEN SPINDLES - Where can I find spindles like this? Would I need to place a custom order?
   Comment   June 22, 2012
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Hi, Great Question. The spindles on this stair are over a hundred years old. They were repaired and refinished as part of the construction process and some new spindles were created to replace ones that had been damaged over time. These custom replacements were fabricated by Lake Shore Stair Company in Chicago. Thanks for your question and good luck with your project. dSPACE Studio's portfolio of award winning work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
June 27, 2012 at 1:02pm   
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Would love to know the wood floor stain. Thank you!
   Comment   April 5, 2012
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Can you tell me if the tops of the newels posts are flat? I can not make the picture larger.
May 17, 2013 at 5:21am   
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Sue, The tops of the newel posts have a slight taper in the top that is beveled to meet at a point in the middle. This is a very minimal taper. Thank you for your question and good luck with your project.

dSPACE Studio's portfolio of award winning work can been seen at www.dspacestudio.com
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