David Ludwig - Architect
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David Ludwig Studios traditional-staircase

David Ludwig Studios


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January 15, 2013
m2blubaugh wrote:
This are beautiful stairs. could you tellme the square footage of the stair base on the bottom floor?
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David Ludwig - Architect
This project was completed in 1993, so I no longer have access to the drawings, but looking at the picture. I would guess that this is a 42" wide stair with a 42" wide space between the lower and upper runs, so I would say that the hallway/entry at the base of the stair is 84" or 7' wide and probably 15' long The front door is opposite the 3 openings you can see in the wall to the right of the large opening showing the fireplace. This is the only example I have ever done withe the trine-forked wrought iron balluster, side-mounted to the stepped stringer and landing fascia, with no newell posts. This was a real challenge for the metal workers.
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Between Naps on the Porch added this to Tapping Into The Hidden Storage Space In Your Home
How about that upstairs hallway? Interior walls in hallways do not normally have or need insulation. Wouldn't that be a fabulous place to glean a bit of extra storage? If it's a load bearing wall, perhaps it could be designed with support columns between the bookshelves. Not sure how difficult this would be to add after-the-fact, but if you are contemplating an addition or building a new house, give it some thought.

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