Bruce Wright
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Bernal Heights Residence contemporary-family-room
 

Bernal Heights Residence

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lauraco wrote:
What tradesman builds a staircase like this. Love it!
   Comment   July 25, 2012
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lauraco
Thanks! Did they supply the glass(?) panels too?
July 25, 2012 at 9:36AM   
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motherbear
Probably in conjunction with an architectural railings company...
July 25, 2012 at 9:47AM   
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romo2704 wrote:
Where did the banister come from? - Where did the banister come from?
   Comment   April 21, 2014
amackjr wrote:
What is the type of wood species on the ceiling? It is stunning.
   Comment   December 11, 2012
mcsx35 wrote:
what species of wood was used for the ceiling in this picture ?
   Comment   September 3, 2011

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Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to How to Get the Pendant Light Right
In a stairwell. Fixtures hung in a stairwell can add a sculptural element to the area, as well as provide needed lighting. The key is to hang the fixture high enough so that there is plenty of clearance while walking up and down the stairs.
This photo perfectly illustrates the drama that comes from skylights adjacent to walls. Located above a stair, the light coming from above is accentuated by light coming in from a narrow window at right. These work in concert to make the stair a special space in the house.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Wash the Wall With Sunlight
With the source of the natural light from the sides and above, the play of light and shadow across the wall is all the art work needed here.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 8 Natural Home Materials That Can't Be Beat
Sunlight. Last, natural daylight beats electrically generated light any day of the week. Not only does natural daylight make you feel better, but it saves energy so is more sustainable. Perhaps in your new home or your next renovation project, you'll look for ways to bring more natural daylight inside.
Alison Hodgson added this to House Hunting? Look Carefully at the Light
I'm sorry to tell you, I saw the light (figuratively speaking) after we closed on the house, and that was just about the only light we saw in that house. We put in so many windows and light tubes, which certainly helped, but the overall lack of light was an eye-twitch-inducing source of frustration to me. True, I was already sensitive to deficiencies in sunlight and a tad claustrophobic, but a troll would have suffered from seasonal affective disorder in that house.My sister, Torey, pooh-poohed me. She listed all the great things we had done and our beautiful setting. I quietly scratched at my throat and held my peace. A few weeks later we were watching a detective show and there was a suspenseful moment when a character is locked in a bathroom and may or may not be dead. The detective runs up several flights of stairs, pounds on the door and has to break it down."When the detective was running up the stairs, you were wondering if the other guy was dead, weren't you?" I asked Torey later. "Of course.""Well, I wasn't. I noticed the stairwell didn't have any windows, but there was a shaft of sunlight, and I was wondering if there was a skylight or if the gaffer had lit it artificially." She simply stared at me, all the Pollyanna run dry. Several years later, when she was house hunting, she availed herself of my mania/expertise.

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Skylight against wall above stairs
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very simple and clean lines, could be a winner in a smaller space?
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Like top of stairs
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very simple metal framed glass railing... lovely!
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railings
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rail
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Too much?
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I need to see this to get a perspective on what my space would look like without the wall
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Glass panels
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square panels
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Replace recess with Pendant light
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staircase
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Railing in kitchen
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sofa and balustraude
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gorgeous ceiling and white
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railing
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Railing
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Simple.
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Bannister
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Metal and glass panels. Interesting idea.
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