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West Loop Aerie industrial-staircase
 

West Loop Aerie

Photography by Catherine Tighe
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cfcarolane wrote:
First step - How high is the first step?? Looks like you would need a step ladder to get up I'm the first step?
     Comment   December 21, 2013
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Thank you for the question. That first step was intentionally left tall to keep the client's young son from wandering up the stairs. Since the stair only goes up to a small storage cubby (not even full ceiling height), we decided this would be a not-so-intrusive safety measure. Great question!
January 8, 2014 at 8:23AM     
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I forgot to mention: the first step is 24". It's a good stretch for the quadriceps, but doesn't require a step ladder.
January 9, 2014 at 8:58AM     
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emilyiaolson wrote:
What color is on the walls here? - Amazing work on this house! Would love to know the paint color used on the walls here. Thanks!
   Comment   November 15, 2013
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Hello, emilyiaolson. Thank you for the compliment! We enjoyed working on this project enormously. Since this project was completed a few years ago, I have had to go back through our records and I'm afraid the answer is not completely clear. BUT, I think I can point you in the right direction. I can definitely tell you the duct is Benjamin-Moore 2063-70 Cumulus Cotton. The wall is either 2123-40 Gossamer Blue OR 2123-50 Ocean Air. Hopefully that points you in the right direction. Get back with us if you need more info. Thanks!
November 20, 2013 at 8:20AM     
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Carole Zakkour wrote:
The cabinets under the stairs are incredible! - I really like that they run to the edges of the risers. Are there stringers under the stairs, and what is the material for the stairs and cabinets?
   Comment   September 20, 2013
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Carole! We are so pleased you like this! You are correct: there are a couple wood stringers hidden in there somewhere (if you open that left cabinet door, you can see it). The material you see is all birch plywood with a custom gray stain. The treads and risers are the same material. Thanks for the question!
September 20, 2013 at 3:01PM     
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Laurie Beadle wrote:
loves these stairs - can you tell me the height to the top landing? Also the width of open floor space from window to run of cabinets. I'm hoping i have enough space for similar design.
     Comment   September 9, 2013
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Thank you for the really great architectural question! The height of the top landing is about 9'-0". The distance from the face of the cabinet to the window is just over 10'-0". If you have a similar condition but the space is a bit tight, you could always add a couple risers in a winder where we have that big bottom step. Contact us if you need anything more specific!
September 10, 2013 at 4:00PM      Thanked by Laurie Beadle
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brettcarter wrote:
Cabinet look - Ehat give the cabinets their concrete-like look? I like the texture.
   Comment   August 25, 2013
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Hi. That's a very interesting question. I guess we never realized how concrete these cabinets actually look! The material of this cabinetry is a custom gray stain on birch plywood with a matte finish. Birch plywood is a great looking material and we thought this stain would make a nice contrast with the floor and timber elements in the ceiling. Thanks for the question!
August 27, 2013 at 8:36AM     
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meadow00d wrote:
Looking for low maintenance material strong enough to withstand harsh - We will be building a new house in October.
   Comment   July 28, 2013
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Hey meadow00d. We are always happy to hear about people embarking on the adventure that is building your own dream house. If there are any specific questions for us, please let us know. Thank you!
July 30, 2013 at 9:52AM   
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Kise Interiors wrote:
Bottom landing? - Is it me, or is the bottom landing/step huge?!
   Comment   July 20, 2013
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What an observant question! That is basically a big step. There are a couple of reasons we did that: the space where the stairs lead is just a small storage loft for the client's art collection; as the space is rarely accessed, we wanted to create a spatial barrier. Also, we wanted to make it a little bit difficult for the family's (then 4 year old) child to get up there. Thanks for the great question!
July 23, 2013 at 7:05AM     
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Amazing storage solution and use of space!
July 23, 2013 at 7:59AM     
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ruihomes wrote:
Railing info - Who manufactured the railing? Looks great
   Comment   June 18, 2013
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Thank you, ruihomes. The railings were manufactured by Sturdi Iron here in the Chicago area. The custom cabinetry is by KWI Cabinetry, also here in Chicago.
July 2, 2013 at 9:05AM     
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jimmyd64 wrote:
what was the cost? - what was the lineal feet cost of the project?
   Comment   September 1, 2014

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Thinking of stairs also gets me thinking of using that space underneath them. This photo shows a wonderful means of taking advantage of every square inch (note those flat files) and integrating that storage into the rest of the room. The only negative with this stair is the tall first step; it looks to be about 2 feet.

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