Tate Studio Architects
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Sefcovic Residence contemporary-staircase

Sefcovic Residence

Photo by Mark A. Tate

2011 Gold Nugget Award of Merit
(Custom Home 4,500 - 6,500 sf)

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mikecrawley07 wrote:
The copper fascia and fireplace look great. Who did the work?
   Comment   November 26, 2013
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June 9, 2014 at 2:39PM   
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alleenart wrote:
How was this floor done? - Is this a polished concrete floor?
   Comment   May 9, 2013
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September 11, 2013 at 1:08PM   
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Thanks so much!
September 11, 2013 at 1:41PM   
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Ezat Ghaderi wrote:
pleas tell about this staircas . thanks - pleas tell about this staircas . thanks
     Comment   January 28, 2013
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The staircase is tempered glass from Meltdown Glass ad is being supported by metal supports. The steps themselves are engineered to be structurally sound and meet code requirements of friction as to not be slippery.
June 10, 2014 at 11:14AM   
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katietibbitts wrote:
Are glass stair risers slippery? - My architect is thinking of putting these in our house. I am concerned about how slippery they are and whether they crack or scratch over time.
   Comment   July 15, 2012
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The treads have been engineered to be structurally sound and meet code requirements for the coefficient of friction so they are not slippery. They are also tempered glass, and have metal supports.
July 16, 2012 at 3:26PM     
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August 15, 2012 at 5:52PM   
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Feeney Inc. wrote:
Railing infill - That looks like fittings and cable for the infill. Did you use the Feeney CableRail system on those stair rails?
   Comment   June 4, 2013
mklong8 wrote:
Fresco painting in kitchen - I want to find fresco patterns with dark grey colors within. Is there a website that displays different patterns?
     Comment   February 18, 2013

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The walls around the stairwell are also angled in deference to the curve, making it necessary for each stair to have a slightly different shape and size from the last. That's where the expert local glass artists at Meltdown Glass came in. "We had a tight budget on the stairwell, but we spent the money where we needed to, on the glass risers," says Tate. Each tread was handcrafted by a glass artist and kiln fired. An engineer was brought in to make sure the stairs were structurally sound, were safe and met codes such as slip-resistance requirements. The stairwell also provides passive solar heating during the winter months, picking up warmth and circulating it. "The sun bathes the staircase in sunlight during certain times of day, transforming it into a crystal staircase," he says. The home is Scottsdale Green Build certified.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Clear Staircases — They're a Real Glass Act
The glass doesn't have to be clear. In fact, the treads will be treated to provide a nonslip walking surface. By manipulating the color or surface treatment, the stairs can be quite lively and fun.

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Wire rail
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Like the modern look
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Super steps.
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Tempered glass treads
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What is on the stair treads
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Color of the stairs
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I LOVE everythign about these stairs! Very beautiful railings and support too.
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kick ass
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omg the stain glass staircases are so amazing!
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I like the blue stairs
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window in stair
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Another good idea for baby proofing a bit open riser. Maybe two metal bars going across would be safer with allowance for light as yet.
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Color, width
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piso de cemento
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overcoming the 4" limiit
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Super colorful! Fun stairs!
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Unusual stairs!
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Steps mounted on single spine
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simple landscaping, glazing to the floor
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how much does a home like this cost?
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Do the recesses on one wall to create shelves for books etc
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Glass stairs
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Blue Stairs
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Glass stairs. Large window behind.
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the stairs
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very open
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land scape by the stair windows
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The cobalt blue stair treads.
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Only idea from this pic is the shape of the vertical support at the begginning of the hand rail.
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sun bathes the staircase in sunlight during certain times of day, transforming it into a crystal staircase
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Cool stairs!
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Nice stair
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Stair atrium
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For staircase niche
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I like the stairs but the hole wall should be a fish tank
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staircase and stainless steel hand rails
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the plants
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see through stairs to code?
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dramatic steps.
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Copper stairs
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Glass stairs?
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The blue stairs
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Love the stairs
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cool stairs
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bar under stair treads to meet code
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CGM favorite's staircase on 5/8/13!
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The glass and cables
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The cables strung between the baluster are nice.
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Stairs of course!
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stair 1
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Blue steps with stainless
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These blue steps look great!
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Blue stairs
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the stair case boxes and the stair case it self.
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Functional art
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glass treads
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with wood maybe
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Love these stairs
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Interesting color for stair idea. A bit heavy on support
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floating staircase
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love the stairs just not blue
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Blue, semi-transparent steps.
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