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Turning found objects into art and using space wisely traditional staircase

Turning found objects into art and using space wisely

The underside of this staircase serves as storage for both the kitchen and the powder room on the other side of the stairs. An old timber measurer, and wooden snowshoe provide warm, artistic decoration to the light walls. The mast from a sailboat the client used as a child finds new life being repurposed as a stair railing.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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lmbass wrote:
I love this house!!!!! Is there a floor plan available? - Any other info on this house would be greatly appreciated thanks Lynn Blynn78@
   Comment   June 29, 2013
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I am glad you like this home, but our homes are custom designs created to specifically integrate our client's programmatic requirement with their particular site. Our policy has been to not release drawings to protect both the clients privacy and our hard work. However, there are lots of images of this house available.
July 1, 2013 at 6:33am     
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haymond wrote:
What is the wall color?
     Comment   June 10, 2013
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DKC-80 from the Donald Kaufman Color Collection by Pratt & Lambert.
July 18, 2013 at 2:06pm   
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blake paige wrote:
Can anyone provide info about the floor? Type of wood and source?
   Comment   January 25, 2012
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This flooring is salvaged wide plank pine flooring - some of the boards are as wide as 18 inches. Our local contractor found these, so I can't tell you the specific source. However, Carlisle wide plank flooring is one of many sources.
Hope that helps!
July 12, 2012 at 3:03pm     
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Becky Harris added this to Need More Space? Look Under the Stairs
This home has a barware cabinet and a microwave (not shown) recessed into this side of the staircase wall.

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