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Bowman Stairs contemporary-staircase

Bowman Stairs

The driving impetus for this Tarrytown residence was centered around creating a green and sustainable home. The owner-Architect collaboration was unique for this project in that the client was also the builder with a keen desire to incorporate LEED-centric principles to the design process. The original home on the lot was deconstructed piece by piece, with 95% of the materials either reused or reclaimed. The home is designed around the existing trees with the challenge of expanding the views, yet creating privacy from the street. The plan pivots around a central open living core that opens to the more private south corner of the lot. The glazing is maximized but restrained to control heat gain. The residence incorporates numerous features like a 5,000-gallon rainwater collection system, shading features, energy-efficient systems, spray-foam insulation and a material palette that helped the project achieve a five-star rating with the Austin Energy Green Building program.

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January 12, 2014
thedon93 wrote:
Where can I purchase these stairs, is it a kit?
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where can i get this railing????
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Where can I get this railing?
    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 5:36AM
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November 3, 2012
louise45 wrote:
do you answer the question ask????
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What is your question? We will be happy to provide an answer as best as possible.
    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 6:40AM
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Is the railing iron or steel? Is it painted?
    Bookmark   November 26, 2014 at 8:28AM
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October 21, 2012
lazysmurf wrote:
Can you tell me what kind of floor this is? Please? - I am searching for a flooring which will work in my basement. Something which will be durable enough to handle some kid's bike riding! This floor looks awesome! I sincerely hope I get a response!
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I have a stained concrete floor in the downstairs of my home and I love it!
    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 9:37AM
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is the floor heated?
    Bookmark   December 9, 2013 at 6:56AM
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August 29, 2012
bestwick1kellogg wrote:
The grain on the wood is gorgeous. What's the wood?
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This is reclaimed antique pine wood
    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 6:46AM
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August 8, 2012
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unfortunately the pictures on here are what we have, but you are correct in that the two materials are flush but there is a small (~3/8") reveal between the two creating the look.
    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 1:24PM
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thanks. for anyone else interested, I found this answer:
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June 23, 2012
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our drawings show them as 2" however they are thicker than that. I'd say 3-4" is more likely. Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 8:03AM
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Ok, thank you, it does help a lot :)
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 8:11AM
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May 4, 2012
Kylie McKirdy_Keyzer wrote:
Who made the baluster?
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Be sure contact LJ Interiors for specific interiors questions!
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May 2, 2012
codcape12 wrote:
Can you tell me the pait color?
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Ionic Column is a similar color.
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November 18, 2014
natalie_u wrote:
where can we purchase the railings?
May 6, 2014
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October 28, 2013
wendydeubert wrote:
Staircase - Is this staircase custom built or can it be ordered from a company?
October 20, 2013
hawaiicalls wrote:
Please tell me the brand and color of paint on the walls. Thank you!

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