Chr DAUER Architects
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Crossway traditional-staircase


Maintaining its discrete street presence, the living area of a 1920’s Spanish Colonial bungalow is doubled by a complimentary 2 1/2 story rear addition with urbane interior. A new "North Beach inspired" kitchen and adjacent dining/family room opens to a private rear yard. A skylit stairwell displaying the owner’s vintage toy collection leads to new bedrooms, a playroom, and a private lofted master suite.

General Contractor: Caruso Construction
Photographer: Bruce Damonte

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January 28, 2013
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Thanks for your message. The only images I have of this railing are those included in the Houzz "Crossway Residence" posting.
    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 7:45PM
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John Dixon
Is this something you designed or does the stair contractor do that? Someone did a great job and I'm trying to design something similar.
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October 15, 2012
ljgk wrote:
wall paint color?

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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to How to Update a Traditional Staircase
The gray walls add a modern feel to this traditional stairway. Again, the newel posts here lend themselves to a two-tone treatment. The brown stain is so dark it almost reads black. I love the graphic effect of the dark handrail zigzagging and leading your eye upward, and the contrast between the dark treads and white risers.

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like the thick top railing
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Stair railing
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Stair railing
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The head of railing
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stair rail type
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Color comb
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Wide rail
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December 26, 2014
This is what the bannister and stairs will look like (with a grey carpet runner)
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Open stairs
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hand railing. smooth top
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Jim likes this one with a little dual tone
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Rail cap
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Dark rail
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Square spindles
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Two tone
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simple wood
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Heftier stair rails
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trim under the upside
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Top wood cap
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stair railing for mammoth
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Like this style better than wakefield property
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Newel posts and two toned look
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Railing and treads
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simple design
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Stairs b&w
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The white wood
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railing and post
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white railings
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square rail
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love the wide rail
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Stair Rail
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September 5, 2014
I really like this staircase
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White traditional, square, with wood handrail - oak instead?
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White and wood
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Square ballisters
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wood steps and banister with painted rise
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Rail & Post Connection
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co-linear railing
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We like this railing
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July 29, 2014
Like this railing but it isn't unique. Everyone has this look
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I like the contrast between the dark and light wood
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square rails, nice clean look
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July 9, 2014
I love the dark stain with the white, but I especially like this baluster and rail set up because I can build it out of typical lumber and simple trim. The project expenses can be kept to a minimum while looking quite rich and expensive.
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staircase for colonial home
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squared off post
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clean railings
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painted stair railing top only is stained
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rail and posts
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the light and dark contrasts
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For stairs, could be all white
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stair railing
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love the railing for the stairs
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Similar in "weight" and scale to 04/21/14 drawings
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Stairs- clean lines
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I like the shape of the tops and the multi colors ofceood
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railing ut in white
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wooden stairs, painted trim, minimalist posts. square bannister, wood trim along stairs, no left hand rain, this is my #1 pick
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Stair Rail
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stair rail...but what on the wall?
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2 tone post
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Tiring in bannister
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stair 1
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What is now wall becomes the railing - stairwell will be wider
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craftsman style post
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wainscote, open and go like ours simple lines
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Stairs and slide
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Stair railings
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White and dark
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white stair railing with dark hand rail and post top
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stair rail
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i like this one!
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stain & paint
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like the craftsman railing
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white stair rail with stain grade rail cap
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stair railing shape
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stair rail
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like the fat post
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Updated staircase
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Stair rail
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stair railing, simple clean
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nice contrast (handrail, newel posts w plain stiles)
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Railing End into Wall
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Stair case
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staircase railing
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white painted w/ wood -- we like the white end piece capped w/ wood.
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wood spindles
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Inspiration pour escalier du ss-sol
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baluster and Newell Post BR
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Stair rails
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