Bernard Marson, Architect
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Bernard A Marson | Alpert House contemporary-staircase

Bernard A Marson | Alpert House

Note : You're viewing the non-styled version of this site. Alpert House Edgartown Massachusetts An expansion was planned for a simple vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. The owner wanted a large, completely open living-dining-kitchen area and at the same time to preserve the “ordinary but sweet” look of the original house. The solution was to add a wing with the same materials and roof slope, which mimicked the details of the original house on the entry façade. Eyebrow windows, which light the high space above the kitchen, were added to the vocabulary. The addition’s post and beam construction allowed for a soaring column-free living-dining-kitchen and a new master bedroom and bath on plank flooring above. This dramatic construction is clearly expressed on the poolside façade and is enhanced with sunscreens, cable-enclosed balconies and accordion folding doors, which allow the entire length of the long wall to be completely opened. Structural Engineer: Nacamuli Associates Lighting Consultant: William Armstrong

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June 10, 2012
carolyntaylor wrote:
counter top - What is the kitchen counter top made of?
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Living George Jetson Style
This staircase has that futuristic feel...almost as if the steps might move like an escalator taking you to the top. Love the open feel and how little space they take up in this room.
John Hill added this to Stairs Take Center Stage
These stairs occupy a prominent place in a very opening living space, but appear much lighter than the previous examples. This stems from a few details: the single steel-beam stringer supporting the steps; the steps themselves, which are wood treads held up by steel angles; and the thin cable that makes up the guardrail.

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kbsullivan added this to Barn Garage
last Saturday
Another way to get the floating stairs with a beam supporting the stairs.
willpit added this to center vs side stringers
December 30, 2014
how do you transition from landing railing to center stringer?
kinychan added this to Stairs
September 10, 2014
Central rib support
rachelb15 added this to Living Room
August 30, 2014
natleec added this to natleec's ideas
August 29, 2014
white steps
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July 13, 2014
leaprinceduthel added this to escalier
July 11, 2014
Limon blanc?
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June 15, 2014
free standing staircase
79208 added this to 79208's ideas
June 11, 2014
Diane Brunetti added this to diane_brunetti's Ideas
May 23, 2014
Kacey Warner Rupczynski added this to Staircase Solutions
April 5, 2014
Suspended staircase
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March 20, 2014
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January 28, 2014
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December 29, 2013
Open plan living
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December 25, 2013
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December 20, 2013
Stairs and lights
Birgit Cory added this to staircase
December 19, 2013
all open underneath
navia123 added this to Express staircase
December 15, 2013
back of stairs
mramsdale added this to duplex architecture
December 9, 2013
Steel support system
9usha added this to Entry
November 30, 2013
cable lighting without dropping ceiling
kellychandler added this to kellychandler's Ideas
November 28, 2013
pblette added this to stairways
November 6, 2013
love it
imjust86 added this to imjust86's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Kathy Caldwell added this to kathy_caldwell1843's ideas
October 27, 2013
caderv added this to stairs
October 15, 2013
kimp68 added this to kimp68's Ideas
September 21, 2013
Proximity of stairs to windows similar to our layout
ericcolombia added this to Staircases
September 8, 2013
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September 1, 2013
xpnjg added this to Reno
August 14, 2013
stairs prominent
jrhgky added this to apartment/condo
August 8, 2013
floating staircase
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August 2, 2013
white, wood, and chrome open stairs
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July 29, 2013
kdequine added this to Karen's House Ideas
July 27, 2013
Cool spacing/location of stairs, love windows
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July 22, 2013
Plaats in ruimte
liliyg added this to liliyg's Ideas
July 7, 2013
Could we do stone ?
camac33 added this to camac33's ideas
June 9, 2013
couleur des marches, fred aime mieux deux pillier, rampe metal ronde ok
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June 5, 2013
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May 30, 2013
ty17 added this to Elevators
May 21, 2013
katiemeyer added this to St. Pete House
May 4, 2013
Stair case like ours
Geoff Combrinck added this to geoff_combrinck's ideas
April 18, 2013
The Feathered Nest Ltd. added this to cdhennen's ideas
April 4, 2013
white post and beam
suehbotha added this to Living Room Ideas
April 2, 2013
vmora1 added this to escaleras
April 2, 2013
J C Electric added this to johnnyplywood's ideas
March 24, 2013
now this is open stairs
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March 22, 2013
alfbird added this to alfbird's ideas
March 17, 2013
st 2
marcossa added this to marcossa's ideas
March 9, 2013
lyael added this to Exteriors
February 27, 2013
stairs; angles under treads; railing
lbmhomeimprovement added this to lbmhomeimprovement's Favorites
February 19, 2013
normfriesen added this to normfriesen's ideas
February 15, 2013
stair idea from the peters
Studio Salubre LLC added this to Cedar Hill remodel
February 15, 2013
from Paul
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February 15, 2013
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February 11, 2013
mkhagstrom added this to NEW HOUSE!
January 30, 2013
stair colors
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January 30, 2013
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January 26, 2013
See through stairs
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December 21, 2012
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December 12, 2012
paulhermann added this to paulhermann's Ideas
December 12, 2012
Open stairs
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December 10, 2012
White stairs
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December 9, 2012
rug behind sofa
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November 24, 2012
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November 10, 2012
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October 31, 2012
Helo Canassa added this to escada
October 27, 2012
escada vazada no meio da sala
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October 16, 2012
Escalera con via de acero
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October 7, 2012
Denver Mart added this to johntonydoyle's ideas
October 1, 2012
Like Design singular beam
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September 28, 2012
Steel stairs
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September 12, 2012
seacolony added this to seacolony's Ideas
September 8, 2012
coralst added this to coralst's Favorites
September 3, 2012
overall layout
maxxcopper added this to maxxcopper's ideas
August 31, 2012
monostringer stairs
bdr256 added this to bdr256's ideas
August 12, 2012
Stair and rail...
carmel1211 added this to carmel1211's ideas
August 7, 2012
window/doors across back; fireplace surround
mcqkain added this to mcqkain's ideas
August 6, 2012
Living room windows
msangey added this to msangey's Ideas
August 4, 2012
josephc added this to joseph's ideas
July 29, 2012
Open joists with lighting
jensoodek1 added this to jensoodek1's ideas
July 26, 2012
unswissmiss added this to Unswissmiss's Stair Inspirations
July 14, 2012
Stairs in middle of room
petkell added this to petkell's ideas
July 10, 2012
Angle iron step supports on single stringer steel stairs
dreamer67 added this to dreamer67's Ideas
June 16, 2012
Living room idea, not sure about the stairs but I like the windows
tcareccia added this to tcareccia's Favorites
June 11, 2012
carolyntaylor added this to carolyntaylor's ideas
June 10, 2012
Interesting kitchen counter top
badnuze added this to badnuze's Favorites
June 9, 2012
Center stairs
maccine added this to maccine's ideas
June 4, 2012
cruiksha added this to cruiksha's ideas
June 3, 2012
make stair a structural design element?
larahkt added this to Big Ideas
June 3, 2012
White stairs
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May 31, 2012
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May 28, 2012
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May 15, 2012
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May 12, 2012
clumper added this to FINAL verdicts
May 1, 2012
frount staircase-white metal
sakitchens added this to sakitchens's Favorites
April 24, 2012
Cute stairs for barn style loft area
yadavvishal added this to living room
April 21, 2012
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April 16, 2012
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April 4, 2012
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April 3, 2012
Relationship to space only
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April 2, 2012
jmw999 added this to Misc Rooms
April 1, 2012
Stairs w exposed steel stringer
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April 1, 2012
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March 29, 2012
pambalay added this to pambalay's ideas
March 27, 2012
escalera metal , acero y madera
tamaranz added this to tamaranz's ideas
March 21, 2012
Stairs from living area
expound added this to expound's Favorites
March 9, 2012
Centre steel beam how it finishes to ceiling
fultysooz added this to stairs
March 7, 2012
single steel beam supporting wooden steps
alicemckie added this to staircase
March 4, 2012
stairs in the middle of the room, doesn't seem too obtrusive
mrrs added this to LANDSCAPE
March 2, 2012
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March 2, 2012
Center stairs
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February 25, 2012
Azure Company added this to michael1617's ideas
February 23, 2012
Cool design
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February 21, 2012
Richard bRIGHTBILL added this to virgorich's ideas
February 20, 2012
a very small foot print ,yet right where it needs to be
mg92 added this to General
February 19, 2012
ralphalfa added this to ralphalfa's ideas
February 18, 2012
single beam
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February 13, 2012
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February 6, 2012
Candace Jefcoat added this to candace_jefcoat's ideas
February 5, 2012
boxabirds added this to boxabirds's Favorites
January 29, 2012
Single steel beam
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January 26, 2012
hrobben added this to hrobben's ideas
January 23, 2012
wire rail
swigginton added this to Misc.
January 18, 2012
Dave Ness Photography added this to stairways
January 16, 2012
Interesting, there appears to be no attachment of railing except at top and bottom of stairway
kellykay0829 added this to kellykay0829's ideas
January 14, 2012
stairs with steal I beam
kysusan added this to STAIR ideas
January 10, 2012
not alternating tread, but a possible idea for bonus
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January 5, 2012
ericboberg added this to ericboberg's ideas
January 5, 2012
sylviane added this to VICTORIAN
January 4, 2012
taking off all the wall and check with architect back wall in SF, neighbor to will (EX cottage renter)
scox added this to scox's Favorites
January 2, 2012
mmescobar added this to mmescobar's ideas
December 28, 2011
escaleras para cuartos del segundo piso
danielpenny added this to danielpenny's ideas
December 28, 2011
stairs with steel shaft
avrilarts added this to avrilarts's ideas
December 28, 2011
steel beam stringer
mmurray179 added this to mmurray179's ideas
December 25, 2011
rdangerer added this to rdangerer's ideas
December 25, 2011
These stairs occupy a prominent place in a very opening living space, but appear much lighter than the previous examples. This stems from a few details: the single steel-beam stringer supporting the steps; the steps themselves, which are wood treads held up by steel angles; and the thin cable that makes up the guardrail.
marzena01 added this to Marzena01 - Open Living
December 23, 2011
Interesting stairs, colour scheme and rugs suit our style
melan added this to melan's ideas
December 22, 2011
alaily added this to alaily's ideas
December 21, 2011
biff boon added this to house in the cove
December 21, 2011
open stairs
bklipping added this to bklipping's ideas
December 21, 2011
light freestanding stairs
awehrli added this to awehrli's Favorites
December 21, 2011
fun staircase placement
kikigodoy added this to kikigodoy's ideas
December 21, 2011
escaleras BOSSA
ritafalls added this to interiors2
December 21, 2011
open stairs
smithshiredesigner added this to York Kitchens, top picks
December 21, 2011
mkh415 added this to mkh415's ideas
December 21, 2011
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December 21, 2011
oldtouch interiors added this to oldtouch's ideas
December 20, 2011
chechaquo added this to jlc98112's ideas
December 19, 2011
ibeam stair
johnnypyjamas added this to Stairs
December 7, 2011
connect to ceiling
Westenhaver Construction added this to Stairs
October 28, 2011
open - I beam
lj12 added this to stairs
August 30, 2011
Love this art piece. The metal underneath looks very attractive.
Jeljer Visser added this to stairway
August 1, 2011
open, 1 beam
Jeljer Visser added this to visser's ideas
August 1, 2011
stevemiro added this to stevemiro's ideas
July 29, 2011
alahadeel29 added this to alahadeel29's Favorites
July 9, 2011
housewatson added this to housewatson's ideas
July 9, 2011
Combination of wood with metal and open feel.
romankan added this to romankan's ideas
June 4, 2011
single staircase going up,,,,, open window look thro to backyard
k10r added this to k10r's ideas
May 23, 2011
07andresquinoz added this to 07andresquinoz's Favorites
May 17, 2011
Round tubing
loreestringer added this to Family Room
May 15, 2011
Glass walls
lkvd61 added this to lkvd61's ideas
May 2, 2011
like big open space and staircase as almost a statement piece
caa1964 added this to caa1964's ideas
April 17, 2011
open stairs with wire rails
giovanni added this to gtakea's ideas
April 2, 2011
rustymod added this to rustymod's ideas
March 12, 2011
Single stair support with angle iron
greekhouse added this to stairs
March 5, 2011
single stringer from below
mikalrf added this to living room ideas
February 13, 2011
rferegrino added this to rferegrino's Favorites
February 5, 2011
Sala y comedor
marrowstone added this to marrowstone's ideas
January 30, 2011
Single support
jjala added this to Stairs for arroyo
January 12, 2011
Great space
amberstone added this to amberstone's ideas
January 4, 2011
neat stairs with beam behind them
jcsiu added this to jcsiu's ideas
December 9, 2010
Single stringer
tlr2010 added this to tlr2010's ideas
December 3, 2010
rchopra added this to rchopra's ideas
November 26, 2010
could work for garden level
mcgarry added this to mcgarry's ideas
November 17, 2010
love the water
lmgiesen added this to Stairs
November 10, 2010
Stairs with open steps
K White added this to divabroker's ideas
October 25, 2010
Nice contemporary great room (except fireplace).
abeckmandavis added this to abeckmandavis's ideas
October 20, 2010
monostringer stairs
bostonhouse added this to bostonhouse's ideas
October 12, 2010
Cool stairs!
diana gillespie added this to dinteriors's ideas
October 12, 2010
love it
jennieandmichael added this to Jennieandmichael Structure
October 11, 2010
Great Staircase takes minimum space
charmingchum added this to charmingchum's ideas
October 11, 2010
macsea added this to sitting room
October 10, 2010
staircase and windows
annetteshellow added this to annetteshellow's ideas
October 10, 2010
Stairs Ideas
ejw1 added this to ejw1's ideas
October 10, 2010
granite ,,,,,,,,,,show sarita
lamar added this to lamar's Favorites
October 10, 2010
Shows stairway that is unobtrusive.
aclevine added this to aclevine's Favorites
October 10, 2010
To open up the house?
Jessica Cox added this to jessicacox's ideas
October 10, 2010
OOOhh the staircase!
patpoq added this to patpoq's ideas
October 10, 2010
Brittany Lee added this to Arkitekt-Sure
October 9, 2010
Beautiful stairs
frove added this to living rooms
October 8, 2010
Open floor plan, poorly decorated
westenhavermichele added this to michele's ideas
October 8, 2010
awesome staricase
jlcourte added this to jlcourte's ideas
October 7, 2010
Stairs - take up small amount of space
wjsherm added this to wjsherm's ideas
October 6, 2010
great open design
abitibi added this to abitibi's ideas
September 30, 2010
deepistol added this to Tim's cottage
September 16, 2010
love stairs
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