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Lake House Two - Stair

Photo: Ben Benschneider
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http://www.mccarch.com/seattle_architects/residential_architecture/lak

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Hoopoe wrote:
What is the finish on the wall? It is beautiful.
     Comment   February 25, 2014
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McClellan Architects
Thank you! The finish is venetian plaster and it gets the gold glow from the light fixture above.
February 25, 2014 at 9:11am   
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Solcorp Developments wrote:
Can the blackening process be done after manufacturing the steel?
   Comment   August 6, 2013
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Hi, I am not a steel finishing expert, but I believe the blackening process is applied after the steel is fabricated. In some projects they have even applied it on site. Thanks,
August 8, 2013 at 11:02am   
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galvan2009 wrote:
Need help deciding to use curtains when there's shutters already - All our windows have shutters; would it look bad if I had some curtains? Even if its just to be on the sides
   Comment   June 20, 2013
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Hi, Was this question for the general forum? I think you can use curtains and shutters together. I would pick curtains that compliment your furniture and walls with a simple pattern or just plain.
June 20, 2013 at 9:14am   
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macachristen wrote:
Escalera - Escalera
   Comment   May 21, 2013
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Hi, I'm not sure I understand the question.
May 21, 2013 at 10:24am   
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VC Studio Inc.
It looks like they were confused and were trying to add your photo to their category "stairs/staircase", or "escalera" in Spanish.
Nice escalera by the way :-)
I like the wall as well. I did a wall finish about ten years ago with a similar concept but using a plaster and a custom fabricated notch trowel. It was based on a finish at a chapel on the Seattle University campus. It's worth stopping in to see if you're ever in that area.

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Vincent Cathcart
VC Studio Inc.
vince@vcstudioinc.com
May 22, 2013 at 1:39am   
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Bogner Development wrote:
Who was the supplier of the glass support brackets and handrailing system-it's very neat.
   Comment   March 11, 2013
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Bogner Development
Thanks on the answer-you did a great job on them. Can you share the name of the fabricator?
March 12, 2013 at 10:06am   
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I don't have a record of this particular fabricator - he was a subcontractor. But here is a name of another fabricator that could produce the same level of work.

Michael Rydinski
Decorative Metal Arts - Seattle.
March 12, 2013 at 1:08pm     
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tygerlily5 wrote:
What company can do this type of staircase for me and what would be the approximate cost of it.?
   Comment   February 3, 2013
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Hi,
This is a custom designed an fabricated staircase. Your best bet is to work with a designer, structural engineer, and contractor to achieve a similar staircase. From their design, the contractor would be able to give you accurate pricing. It was definitely a labor of love.
February 5, 2013 at 3:51pm   
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Peter M Trapolin wrote:
What is the steel size you use for the stringers - I am an architect in New Orleans and we have designed a very similar stair. We had specified 1/2" steel plate and the depth of the steel is 5 1/2" on both the rise and the run. The stairs are freestanding and are attached only at the floor and the 2nd floor loft and are approximately 9 ft from finish floor to finish floor. The treads are 3" thick attached to angles on both stringers. Our engineer says he is concerned about deflection. Is this similar to the stairs you've done and have you experienced any deflection? We are Ok going to 3/4" stringers but they tell us we need 7" depth of the rise and run. I'm just curious about your experience and realize you might not want to advise us not to listen to our engineers. I just can't imagine such a short flight of stairs deflecting. You seem to have a much longer flight of stairs in your projects. I'd appreciate any advice you can give. I also have to say your work is beautiful. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give.
   Comment   January 2, 2013
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Hi, this stair was a tricky one. I believe Regan contacted you directly to give advice.
Thanks
January 11, 2013 at 9:47am   
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Best Carpenters wrote:
how can I achieve the look of this VP? How is that technique called? Where can I get a tutorial to learn it? - I like the look of that VP. Would love to learn how to do it. I even can pay for the online tutorials...
   Comment   December 7, 2012
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Hi,
That would be question for the installer - Jergens Painting LLC. It's an art form, good luck!
December 7, 2012 at 12:28pm   
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chucenuce wrote:
Are the side of the stairs metal? Or is that painted? I absolutely love all of your work!
   Comment   August 6, 2012
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Hi There,
Thank you for the lovely compliment. The stair stringer is blackened steel ( a chemical finishing process). The wall behind is venetian plaster with a raking light that gives the wall an amazing glow.
August 6, 2012 at 4:04pm   
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Can the chemical finishing process be done after the stairs are manufactured?
August 6, 2013 at 1:51pm   
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darekjan wrote:
Stair lighting - The entire stair case is very elegant but i love the strip light detail... can you please explain how you were able to concealed the light so nicely, maybe a close up on that detail :) Thank you
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Is this a gold leafed wall or metallic finish? So beautiful.
June 16, 2012 at 8:27am   
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Its venetian plaster
July 12, 2012 at 10:05pm   
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dzozefina wrote:
Would like to know what kind of material is used on wall?
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Chimenti Studios
What type of Venetian Plaster?
November 18, 2012 at 6:34pm   
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The venetian plaster used is a standard mix but was applied in several directions which gives the unique appearance. Jergens Painting in Seattle was the installer, they can give you more specifics.
Thanks,
November 19, 2012 at 9:49am     
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Lisa Frederick added this to Surface Smarts: Venetian Plaster
What you'll pay: Done by a professional, a decorative finish on a prepared substrate generally costs between $5 and $10 per square foot. Application of the plaster itself ranges from $8 to $30 and up per square foot. More complicated structures, such as columns, cost more.Most major paint brands offer a Venetian plaster compound designed to re-create this look. Expect to pay about $30 to $40 per gallon. Home centers also offer paintable Venetian plaster–look wallpapers for an even more affordable, if less authentic, option. More: Embrace Unexpected Finishes13 Ceiling Treatments to Look Up ToUnexpected Style for Your Wall
Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Work With Gold
Gold on the WallsThis gleaming stairwell looks like it's been covered in gold leaf, but it's really Venetian plaster lit with a very bright LED light. The effect is dramatic, but the lines and other materials keep it simple and elegant.
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Use light to your advantage. The light source you choose affects how colors appear in a room, but so does the way you use the light. On this project, the gold leaf wall is washed with light from a bright LED strip. This combination gives off a warm glow. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are the longest-lasting bulbs out there, and they cost the least to operate. They have a greater up-front cost, though. Don't be surprised to pay $20 for an LED. Though the lifetime savings are worth the investment, if you don't like the quality of the light, it's all for naught. Go to a lighting showroom where you can see different bulbs in action, or buy one and use it in the basement or garage if you don't like the color. If you like the yellowish light cast by a traditional incandescent, try the Philips Ambient LED. At 8 watts, it uses 80 percent less electricity than an incandescent 40-watt bulb.

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