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Merilane Avenue Residence 2 Staircase traditional-staircase

Merilane Avenue Residence 2 Staircase

2011 ASID Award Winning Design

This 10,000 square foot home was built for a family who prized entertaining and wine, and who wanted a home that would serve them for the rest of their lives. Our goal was to build and furnish a European-inspired home that feels like ‘home,’ accommodates parties with over one hundred guests, and suits the homeowners throughout their lives.

We used a variety of stones, millwork, wallpaper, and faux finishes to compliment the large spaces & natural light. We chose furnishings that emphasize clean lines and a traditional style. Throughout the furnishings, we opted for rich finishes & fabrics for a formal appeal. The homes antiqued chandeliers & light-fixtures, along with the repeating hues of red & navy offer a formal tradition.

Of the utmost importance was that we create spaces for the homeowners lifestyle: wine & art collecting, entertaining, fitness room & sauna. We placed fine art at sight-lines & points of interest throughout the home, and we create rooms dedicated to the homeowners other interests.

Interior Design & Furniture by Martha O'Hara Interiors
Build by Stonewood, LLC
Architecture by Eskuche Architecture
Photography by Susan Gilmore

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March 12, 2014
lizahall wrote:
What is the tile flooring material & dimensions of tile? Thank you.
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Martha O'Hara Interiors
Hello lizahall,

Thanks for the question, and our apologies for the delay in response!

The flooring is from a local showroom, Minnesota Tile & Stone. The tile (which is very thick, according to the designer) is by Marble Systems, called "Ivory Light," and measures 18" x 36".

Hope this helps, and thanks again for your patience!

- Matha O'Hara Interiors |
    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 7:13AM
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April 17, 2013
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Martha O'Hara Interiors
So sorry about the delay in response! The flooring is from a local showroom, Minnesota Tile & Stone. The tile (which is very thick, according to the designer) is by Marble Systems, called "Ivory Light," and measures 18" x 36". Thanks!
    Bookmark   September 19, 2014 at 12:07PM
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November 5, 2012
drmrsiddiqui wrote:
where can I find the stair grill,please? - little bit more info about the stairs.
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Summit Stairs & Millwork
The metalwork portion of the stair is probaly custom welded. We have a very talented welder who does work like that. The actual stair body was probably built by someone else like us, a stair company so you have the two trades who work together to get this type of results.
    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:46AM
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Martha O'Hara Interiors
Thank you for your interest!
All the stair grills on this staircase were custom done for the house. You should be able to find a local professional in your area that can help you out with this.


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    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 10:52AM
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July 21, 2012
draycup wrote:
Where can I find the rug? Love it.
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Martha O'Hara Interiors
Thanks for your interest! This rug is available through Martha O'Hara Interiors. Please contact us directly at if you are interested in purchasing. Best!

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January 8, 2012
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do you have a better shot / picture of the walls. i like that they are subtle but i can hardly see any faux at all. is it there?
    Bookmark   January 10, 2015 at 8:25AM
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Thanks for the great question nodan! Unfortunately, it is very hard to get a good close-up of this finish in the photo, but we have tried our best with a tiff image.

Hope this helps!

Martha O'Hara Interiors
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2011 ASID Award Winning Design This 10,000 square foot home was built for a family who prized entertaining and wine, and who wanted a home that would serve them for the rest of their lives. Our goal was to build and furnish a European-inspired home that feels like ‘home,’ accommodates parties with over one hundred guests, and suits the homeowners throughout their lives. We used a variety of stones, millwork, wallpaper, and faux finishes to compliment the large spaces & natural light. We ch...
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