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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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http://www.creative-union.net/

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Carl Shotz wrote:
What is the railing made of?
     Comment   March 16, 2013
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Dave Conrad
steel
April 26, 2013 at 6:49pm   
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pervis
Who makes the hand railing?
July 31, 2013 at 3:35pm   
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jamcarp wrote:
What are the steps made from?
   Comment   April 18, 2012
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Carolyn Vaughn
where is the railing from?
April 9, 2013 at 11:39am   
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Dave Conrad
its steel. probably locally cut and welded together.
April 26, 2013 at 6:49pm   
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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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Alexis Ronse added this to alexis_ronse's Ideas
on Wednesday
Stoop
mlieman added this to railing for front steps
on Wednesday
simple railing
nataliaj added this to nataliaj's ideas
on Sunday
stairs
Mark Cope added this to mark_cope8809710's ideas
last Saturday
bench
dalethewhitt added this to Patio Ideas
July 24, 2014
Great steps to sit on.
drrd added this to drrd's ideas
July 24, 2014
backdoor steps
Erin Ingham added this to outside
July 19, 2014
Step- bench
mlynnecarter added this to mlynnecarter's ideas
July 17, 2014
Side porch railing
burdry added this to burdry's Ideas
July 14, 2014
Lake steps
monster429 added this to monster429's Ideas
July 11, 2014
The walls
cranno added this to cranno's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Courtyard
frillon added this to stairs
July 3, 2014
design
sandyshirl added this to sandra
June 28, 2014
Unassuming entrance
blueeyes05 added this to entry
June 26, 2014
Stairs
nanska added this to exterior stairs
June 26, 2014
love the whole look, including the extended stair/bench
nixon82 added this to Chico's
June 24, 2014
Front stairs
mladenbozic added this to mladenbozic's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Steps extending into bench
mrbalfred added this to mrbalfred's Ideas
June 21, 2014
address
katandcyn added this to katandcyn stairs
June 20, 2014
one step as a bench
kapacontracting added this to kapacontracting's ideas
June 18, 2014
Floating
Tatiana Salcedo added this to railings
June 15, 2014
Simple railing
seamanj added this to stairs
June 14, 2014
Stevens idea
sergioadriansantino added this to sergioadriansantino's ideas
June 10, 2014
Nice steps I like the larger riser piece
Eric F added this to ericinoc03's ideas
June 9, 2014
Step stair
freetess added this to side deck
June 8, 2014
bench as stair
gregandlisa added this to gregandlisa's ideas
June 7, 2014
Stair as bench
easwinney added this to easwinney's ideas
June 4, 2014
interesting step and bench combo.
janetharach added this to deck
June 3, 2014
stairs
jantoniou914 added this to jantoniou914's ideas
June 2, 2014
railing
Benoît Sauvé added this to webuser_971345's Ideas
June 2, 2014
Stair idea for chalet
Creative Home Construction, Inc. added this to Nates House
June 2, 2014
bench idea
orlandosdb added this to orlandosdb's Ideas
May 29, 2014
Steps
jgreufe added this to jgreufe's Ideas
May 26, 2014
Mix stone and wood flooring on patio.
ddlc added this to ddlc's Ideas
May 25, 2014
rampe simple escalier extérieurs
charlottefetty added this to charlottefetty's ideas
May 23, 2014
Metal steps for back door
micvic336 added this to micvic336's ideas
May 21, 2014
Bench steps very clever
simonmelodie added this to simonmelodie's Ideas
May 20, 2014
Front steps
babyru added this to babyru's ideas
May 12, 2014
stairs for deck
Jennipher Janness added this to jennipher_janness's ideas
May 10, 2014
super cool
pironkova added this to architecture
May 9, 2014
stairs
Sheri Williams added this to mudroom-laundry
May 4, 2014
stairs and bench
miallsaway added this to miallsaway's ideas
May 4, 2014
outside stairs
chetba added this to chetba's Ideas
May 3, 2014
Cool frame
susanbenarcik added this to susanbenarcik's ideas
April 28, 2014
Fromt door stoop
mjchama added this to Entry and exit
April 27, 2014
Steel fabricated structure with cedar strips joined on edge to make steps
mvgp added this to mvgp's Ideas
April 27, 2014
Stair/bench
asummers53 added this to asummers53's Ideas
April 25, 2014
Urban step solution
evaenelson01 added this to evaenelson01's ideas
April 25, 2014
love the bench steps!
Bill Henry added this to bill_henry6209336's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Cool entry.
Wendy Call added this to Railing
April 21, 2014
SUPER SIMPLE
Beth added this to Exterior Ideas
April 21, 2014
Bench
brenda_howsmon added this to brenda_howsmon's ideas
April 19, 2014
steps
camassia added this to camassia's ideas
April 18, 2014
marches
johnsun added this to johnsun's ideas
April 16, 2014
Cool stairs.
pzerebecki added this to Basement
April 14, 2014
stair
katherinecairoli added this to katherinecairoli's Ideas
April 13, 2014
stairs
Jeremy Dew added this to exterior
April 12, 2014
Stairs
jadoug added this to jadoug's ideas
April 8, 2014
Just neat stair idea
vanfamily added this to Patios
April 8, 2014
metal stairs extend into bench
pamphilia added this to pamphilia's ideas
April 8, 2014
simplicity
svanderburch added this to svanderburch's Ideas
April 5, 2014
Front porch
maude1228 added this to David Anselmo
March 31, 2014
Brick, metal, weathered wood, large pebbles.
Mark Frier added this to mark_frier's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Stairs with bench
louiskathryn added this to louiskathryn's ideas
March 29, 2014
steps
webdesignerme added this to webdesignerme's Ideas
March 25, 2014
Love the stair extending into a bench
William McCulloch added this to Benches
March 19, 2014
cool transition from stair to chair
suellenj added this to front entrance
March 16, 2014
floating steps
syrlene added this to syrlene's ideas
March 16, 2014
Metal Stair
alienone added this to alienone's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Floating steps
rmwar added this to stairs
March 15, 2014
floating modern stairs
samjulka added this to Exterior stuff we like
March 12, 2014
Brick and steps
ktriem added this to nice things
March 12, 2014
minimal stair rail
rhino8 added this to Rhino's warehouse style reno
March 9, 2014
Steel frame with address
Simon Evans added this to simon_evans7821929's ideas
March 8, 2014
door frame with address, and steps / seat
deonblaby13 added this to deonblaby13's Ideas
March 7, 2014
Stairs
praths added this to Loft Apartments
March 2, 2014
Stairs
Deidre Bryson added this to Downstairs industrial Chic
March 2, 2014
Steps to get up onto the. Deck
tennis3singles added this to Exterior Ideas
February 28, 2014
stairs/bench
ruedebordeaux added this to ruedebordeaux's Ideas
February 24, 2014
Façade
Daniela Lambarri added this to daniela_lambarri's Ideas
February 23, 2014
Entrada
Lucinda Bay Investments added this to Stairs
February 21, 2014
uneven tread length and stones under
Mark Koelfgen added this to 217 Lex
February 15, 2014
Step/bench
nsabel2 added this to Patio Ideas
February 14, 2014
Bench
Nanci Boutet added this to Security Bars
February 13, 2014
stair as bench.
Nikolaos Fyntas added this to nikolaos_fyntas's ideas
February 13, 2014
Just creative
Jigsaw Interior design added this to serdons's Ideas
February 10, 2014
Door frame
francescolomonaco added this to francescolomonaco's ideas
February 9, 2014
extruded around door way and windows
meltonretreat added this to Exterior Ideas
February 8, 2014
Stairs
chozen added this to chozen's ideas
February 8, 2014
I like the steps
jonso added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 31, 2014
Stairs
csampson1 added this to CS- Brooklyn
January 28, 2014
Bench
slemoine1 added this to lumber and slabs
January 26, 2014
Bench incorporated in stairs
Danielle Kenyon added this to backyard
January 25, 2014
Steps to patio
janeweasel added this to janeweasel's Ideas
January 24, 2014
steps
jonesy83 added this to 288 Flinders Pde
January 21, 2014
Entry feature
Jaunius Mališauskas added this to webuser_8056223's ideas
January 20, 2014
laiptas suoliukas
kitsica added this to kitsica's Ideas
January 19, 2014
sleek
mikeweathersby added this to mikeweathersby's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Bench and chsirs
petz70 added this to petz70's Ideas
January 19, 2014
Traap
dkropf added this to steps
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...
genmani added this to curb appeal
January 7, 2014
Floating steps
McIntyre By Design added this to Thick modern Stairs
January 7, 2014
interesting idea of built in bench
palaruben added this to palaruben's Ideas
January 7, 2014
stairs
jp95476 added this to front/back deck ideas
January 7, 2014
the simplicity
Carol Truong added this to outdoors
January 6, 2014
stairs
ashorange14 added this to ashorange14's Ideas
January 5, 2014
Step/bench
markwarmack added this to markwarmack's ideas
January 5, 2014
THAT is brilliant! Stoop sitting incorporated into the steps.
stevansimich added this to Open Floor Plans
January 3, 2014
entrance
tchoice added this to outside ideas
January 2, 2014
bench/stairs
gingerblonde added this to gingerblonde's ideas
December 31, 2013
cool steps
ckocheva73 added this to ckocheva73's ideas
December 29, 2013
front steps
annacostantino added this to annacostantino's Ideas
December 29, 2013
stairs exterior
bethanysparn added this to bethanysparn's ideas
December 26, 2013
stairs, door
Deborah O'kane added this to webuser_4268243's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Pebbles under stairs
Ryan Foat added this to Kaufmann Stairs
December 26, 2013
Bench perfectly integrated
Andy Redmon added this to andy_redmon6942930's ideas
December 24, 2013
extend stair to make bench
Thibaut Brahic added this to thibaut_brahic's Ideas
December 20, 2013
Escalier 1
Melissa added this to Outdoor look
December 10, 2013
Door and window steel frames
kym65 added this to kym65's ideas
December 8, 2013
Stairs
agence10 added this to agence10's Ideas
December 8, 2013
River rock colors
Esti Formoso added this to esti19's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Interesting staircase
delnacarruthers added this to delnacarruthers's ideas
December 6, 2013
everything
Chet Wesenberg Architect LLC added this to chet_wesenberg's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Bench step
Miruka Moodman added this to miruka_moodman's ideas
November 20, 2013
stairs-bench
kitchens1262 added this to backyard ideas
November 19, 2013
rock underneath steps
lwvitek added this to lwvitek's Ideas
November 18, 2013
Cool stairs with bench built in
tomekb added this to tomekb's ideas
November 11, 2013
stairs
Lashawna Langley added this to lashawna_langley's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Extended stair bench Address around doorway frame
jomhayes added this to Kitchen
November 8, 2013
stairs
tylerlax2 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 4, 2013
could be cool for back door at 127 if its not a rt at ground level.
Mallory Anderton added this to mid century remodel
November 4, 2013
love these steps
Matt Gray added this to Outside
November 3, 2013
Address Cut into Steel Entryway
cacevedo01 added this to cacevedo01's ideas
November 2, 2013
Stair
Gina Walters added this to design ideas
November 2, 2013
Cool steps
Michelle Bond, Thumbellina Gardens Inc added this to thumbellina's ideas
October 29, 2013
Steel header board and frame .
bodedesigns added this to bode143's ideas
October 29, 2013
like the steps
theboog13 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 25, 2013
the stairs
bluemark added this to Exterior Ideas
October 24, 2013
Stairs/bench
Margaret Mulligan added this to margaret_mulligan's ideas
October 24, 2013
simple steps
caitie02 added this to caitie02's Ideas
October 23, 2013
Railing
LAND Identity, LLC added this to warehouse
October 23, 2013
Staggered steps
hsafie added this to 24 marzo
October 21, 2013
grada banca
valboyd added this to valboyd's ideas
October 19, 2013
Cool, minimal railing, slatted wood steps.
leves added this to leves's ideas
October 17, 2013
Extended step as bench
Silja Silja added this to silja_silja's Ideas
October 16, 2013
Bench step
graygw added this to graygw's ideas
October 14, 2013
front steps
Sasha Lassiter added this to sasha_lassiter's ideas
October 6, 2013
extended step serves as a bench
klaxale added this to deck
October 6, 2013
Steps
Modus Architects Isle of Man added this to Warehouse
October 5, 2013
stairs & entrance
morganmcmullin added this to Driveway ideas
September 30, 2013
Railing with wood steps
aishasarsar added this to aishasarsar's Ideas
September 28, 2013
Escalera
michaelscarpa added this to michaelscarpa's Ideas
September 28, 2013
The light
mfbirddog added this to finishes
September 28, 2013
Interior or exterior bench
wannee added this to wannee's Ideas
September 25, 2013
Good
tracyogle added this to house and yard inspiration
September 23, 2013
Stair extends making a place for seating!
Botanica Design added this to Bryan
September 21, 2013
Step Idea
adbywater added this to NARROW HOUSE
September 19, 2013
love the front step extending to be a bench
pete embile added this to entrance/rear door
September 17, 2013
bench-runner
Bethany Willets added this to OUTSIDE
September 16, 2013
stair are interesting
erosipko added this to erosipko's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Warehouse
mralego added this to mralego's Ideas
September 14, 2013
bodrum pencere bina çevresi
lelenacook added this to lelenacook's Ideas
September 13, 2013
Integrated bench with stairs
luisjesustorres48 added this to luisjesustorres48's ideas
September 13, 2013
peldaños
torynames added this to torynames's Ideas
September 10, 2013
could we add another step up to kitchen porch and elongate it like this for a bench?
Giedre Zel added this to interior bits
September 10, 2013
laiptai su suoliuku
3insteincomplex added this to terrace house
September 9, 2013
Front
jlb645 added this to jlb645's Ideas
September 7, 2013
Contemporary and creative
caseywalshe added this to caseywalshe's Ideas
September 4, 2013
Cool wooden steps
gumbogrrl added this to Cape May Point
September 2, 2013
stair as bench on first floor porch
Jennifer Stark added this to jenniferishappy's Ideas
August 31, 2013
I love those steps
bluespark added this to Bedroom Ideas
August 30, 2013
Cool. Period.
dancallah added this to dancallah's Ideas
August 27, 2013
Oh yeah
katherinebryant added this to julie_mohrhardt's ideas
August 24, 2013
Extension becomes bench
euquirne added this to euquirne's Ideas
August 19, 2013
Escalera mas grande
724g added this to Outside - including porch, driveway, backyard
August 18, 2013
Front stair
shecooper added this to Exterior Ideas
August 18, 2013
steps to front door
louislouah added this to louislouah's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Openingsa
dawnjudge added this to stairs
August 18, 2013
Extended as step
dawnjudge added this to garden
August 18, 2013
Stair extended as step
Adrianne Magill added this to Patio Ideas
August 17, 2013
Step design doubles as seating
tommydoubles added this to tommydoubles's Ideas
August 16, 2013
Address thing is dope
ajlabella added this to back door/ porch
August 16, 2013
I like the bench idea. Not sure how practical steps are
homereno11 added this to patio deck
August 16, 2013
metal structure could be powdered coated?
lisasterry added this to lisasterry's outdoor sitting stairs
August 14, 2013
The longer tread
estee_nj added this to estee_nj's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Not really similar, but shows that you can put verticals on the treads and extend the metal railing beyond and next to column
dano1408 added this to yard
August 13, 2013
stairs
emmamolly added this to emmamolly's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Step is extended to make a bench
ana8083 added this to ana8083's ideas
August 7, 2013
sign
Atelier 2181 added this to Building Exteriors
August 6, 2013
great stair
maelle2003 added this to maelle2003's ideas
August 6, 2013
marches patio
sydnez added this to exterior - apartment/townhouse
August 5, 2013
apartment entrance!
kimanno added this to kimanno's Favorites
August 5, 2013
Steps
Elisa Estrada added this to elisa_estrada's Ideas
August 4, 2013
Exteriores
daviesthiele added this to daviesthiele's Ideas
August 2, 2013
cut pedra in half and turn on side?
superjean1 added this to Exterior
July 31, 2013
Cool steps
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