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My Houzz: Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto

Photo: Andrew Snow Photography © Houzz 2012
Design: Creative Union Network

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March 16, 2013
Carl Shotz wrote:
What is the railing made of?
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Dave Conrad
1 Like    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 6:49PM
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Who makes the hand railing?
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April 18, 2012
jamcarp wrote:
What are the steps made from?
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Carolyn Vaughn
where is the railing from?
    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 11:39AM
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Dave Conrad
its steel. probably locally cut and welded together.
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September 29, 2014
dicksonau wrote:
What are you using for the steps and where can I get them?

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Andrew Snow Photography added this to My Houzz: Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto
The front entrance of the property lies on a quiet side street steps away from the bustling and vibrant intersection of Queen and Bathurst Streets. Wrapped in laser-cut black steel, the semienclosed area contains separate doors for Mitanidis and Bader's main floor space as well as the apartment upstairs.Because the main apartment sits above the street, it allowed the designers an opportunity to update the traditional front stoop. They extended the second step to become a bench and can often be found chatting with neighbors or enjoying the late afternoon sun.
This last example is a conversion of a 19th-century rooming house into apartments in Toronto, designed by Creative Union Network. The new pieces do not stand in opposition to the old, but work with it in interesting ways. The entry becomes a portal through projecting steel plates lining the recessed opening; the wood-slat steps float above rocks; and a minimal railing is the last piece in this simple entry palette.

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No landing
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last Saturday
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January 1, 2015
red brick & textures
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December 31, 2014
Stone around steps
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December 26, 2014
Stairs love them!!!!
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December 25, 2014
Encore plus simple
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December 20, 2014
Modern but warm with wood Floating bench
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December 15, 2014
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December 7, 2014
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December 7, 2014
Escalier + numéro
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December 4, 2014
Verrrrry nice, easily fabricated, handsome and built to the irregular steps.
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December 4, 2014
bench in step
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November 9, 2014
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November 9, 2014
Escalera de varios
Kathy Behrens added this to entryway
November 8, 2014
interior breezeway steps: Use black locust
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November 7, 2014
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October 31, 2014
Love these steps
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October 29, 2014
nice entry
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October 26, 2014
door on side of living room stairs
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October 24, 2014
Bench as part. Of the stairs
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October 7, 2014
Step bench
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October 4, 2014
no sitting on steps
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September 30, 2014
entry bench
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September 27, 2014
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September 25, 2014
LOVE the brick!
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September 20, 2014
x bench & steps
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September 18, 2014
exterior stairs
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September 14, 2014
Use wood instead of cement to make steps
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September 3, 2014
Escalón banco
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September 1, 2014
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August 28, 2014
Interesting steps
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August 25, 2014
stairs and a bench
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August 24, 2014
Small handrail
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August 21, 2014
stair extends to bench!
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August 17, 2014
clever bench
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2x4 steps
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restore a industrial building
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August 17, 2014
Stairs are great!
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August 15, 2014
Steps and bench
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House for dwntwn
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August 10, 2014
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August 7, 2014
The way the step is used as a bench also. That's cool.
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August 7, 2014
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August 4, 2014
Extra long stair for bench
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August 4, 2014
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July 30, 2014
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July 30, 2014
simple railing
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July 27, 2014
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July 26, 2014
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July 24, 2014
Great steps to sit on.
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July 24, 2014
backdoor steps
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July 19, 2014
Step- bench
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July 17, 2014
Side porch railing
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July 14, 2014
Lake steps
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July 11, 2014
The walls
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June 28, 2014
Unassuming entrance
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June 26, 2014
love the whole look, including the extended stair/bench
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June 24, 2014
Front stairs
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June 24, 2014
Steps extending into bench
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June 21, 2014
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June 20, 2014
one step as a bench
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June 18, 2014
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June 15, 2014
Simple railing
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June 10, 2014
Nice steps I like the larger riser piece
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June 9, 2014
Step stair
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June 8, 2014
bench as stair
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June 7, 2014
Stair as bench
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June 4, 2014
interesting step and bench combo.
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June 3, 2014
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June 2, 2014
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June 2, 2014
Stair idea for chalet
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bench idea
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May 29, 2014
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May 26, 2014
Mix stone and wood flooring on patio.
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May 25, 2014
rampe simple escalier extérieurs
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May 23, 2014
Metal steps for back door
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May 21, 2014
Bench steps very clever
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May 20, 2014
Front steps
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May 12, 2014
stairs for deck
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May 10, 2014
super cool
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May 4, 2014
outside stairs
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May 3, 2014
Cool frame
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April 28, 2014
Fromt door stoop
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April 27, 2014
Steel fabricated structure with cedar strips joined on edge to make steps
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April 27, 2014
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April 25, 2014
Urban step solution
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April 25, 2014
love the bench steps!
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April 23, 2014
Cool entry.
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Cool stairs.
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April 8, 2014
Just neat stair idea
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metal stairs extend into bench
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April 5, 2014
Front porch
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March 31, 2014
Brick, metal, weathered wood, large pebbles.
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March 30, 2014
Stairs with bench
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March 25, 2014
Love the stair extending into a bench
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March 19, 2014
cool transition from stair to chair
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floating steps
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Metal Stair
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floating modern stairs
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Brick and steps
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March 12, 2014
minimal stair rail
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March 9, 2014
Steel frame with address
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March 8, 2014
door frame with address, and steps / seat
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Steps to get up onto the. Deck
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uneven tread length and stones under
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stair as bench.
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February 13, 2014
Just creative
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February 10, 2014
Door frame
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February 9, 2014
extruded around door way and windows
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February 8, 2014
I like the steps
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Bench incorporated in stairs
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Steps to patio
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Entry feature
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January 20, 2014
laiptas suoliukas
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Bench and chsirs
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January 16, 2014
possible solution, benches made from steps...simple design pipe galvinized rail...pipe posts under each step for footer?? rocks around to catch the water from roof...then sidewalk in front around entire house...
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January 7, 2014
Floating steps
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January 7, 2014
interesting idea of built in bench
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January 7, 2014
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January 7, 2014
the simplicity
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January 5, 2014
THAT is brilliant! Stoop sitting incorporated into the steps.
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December 31, 2013
cool steps
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December 29, 2013
front steps
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December 29, 2013
stairs exterior
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December 26, 2013
stairs, door
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December 26, 2013
Pebbles under stairs
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December 26, 2013
Bench perfectly integrated
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December 24, 2013
extend stair to make bench
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December 20, 2013
Escalier 1
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December 10, 2013
Door and window steel frames
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December 8, 2013
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December 8, 2013
River rock colors
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December 7, 2013
Interesting staircase
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rock underneath steps
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November 18, 2013
Cool stairs with bench built in
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November 10, 2013
Extended stair bench Address around doorway frame
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November 4, 2013
could be cool for back door at 127 if its not a rt at ground level.
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November 4, 2013
love these steps
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November 3, 2013
Address Cut into Steel Entryway
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November 2, 2013
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Cool steps
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October 29, 2013
Steel header board and frame .
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October 29, 2013
like the steps
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October 25, 2013
the stairs
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October 24, 2013
simple steps
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Staggered steps
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October 21, 2013
grada banca
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October 19, 2013
Cool, minimal railing, slatted wood steps.
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Extended step as bench
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