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Entry Staircase

Problem:
The original single family home had been divided into two units with an exterior staircase to the second story. The home had small, cramped bathroom and kitchen spaces.

Solution:
The new homeowner wanted to recombine the single family home by rebuilding the interior staircase. We also brought the kitchen and bathrooms up to the needs of the contemporary family including custom cabinetry throughout. Keen on incorporating green building practices wherever possible, the homeowners opted for a full upgrade of their home performance systems.

We also incorporated creative, playful elements for the kids including a double closet connecting their rooms (separated by a saloon style door), a miniature library under the staircase, and a submarine-inspired bathroom. A locally commissioned large-scale artwork was installed behind the staircase that reflected the family’s story and personality.

Result:
Two apartments were combined to restore the original single family home with optimal green performance. The family now enjoys a spacious home catered to their preferences and artistic lifestyle.

Photos © Paul Dyer
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liligeller wrote:
Are the railings wood, metal, or wood wrapped around metal? Thank you!
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seleech

Hi Jeff, I have a client who loves this stair rail. Is there somewhere this can be purchased? Thanks, Sharon

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Hi Sharon, we had this custom made for our client.

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smstolack wrote:
I love the wood floor. What type, color, and manufacturer?
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The floors and the stair treads are white oak stained with an ebony finish.
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Bijel Doshi
Can you tell me what ebony stain this is. I love it. We have a honey maple looking floor (original SF floor) and love this color. Not too dark but great character.
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Corinne Madias Real Estate Marketing Kw wrote:
staircase - I have these stairs in my home.The treads are wrapped in carpet.13 years ago I fell down the steps with my baby. The fall broke his femur. He is totally, fine super athlete in the 7th grade now. I really want to restore the steps to this fashion.We also have a rail on wall now.But Everyone in the family has had close call with these steps. These steps are used every where in europe. I read this is a family home how have steps served them?Anyone with opinion?Is the carpet more dangerous or the lack of rail. Its a hard design decision.Anyone have experience with these steps?
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aliasusanne
the truth is we can fall easily on all stairs; I fell from top of 21 steps down a full flight of straight steps, no landing.... and obviously, fell very heavily by the time I got to the bottom... there was a small landing there of about 36" square, wall on opposite side of stairs, and I ended up in a U shape there. Actually I only had foot and leg injuries, but if less flexible / older I imagine I could have broken my back or neck... Had there been a landing part way down, I think that would have broken my fall earlier and limited the damage, especially if the width of 2 flights... with such a design, should you fall, you are only going down a short way compared to my surprise trip.
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Sorry to hear that happened aliasusanne, and glad you are okay. I agree that staircase landings are a good choice for several reasons - yours included.
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jackkate2 wrote:
Wall color please? - Want to try this bright white in my entry. Thank you for your time!
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Behr 1850
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aliandamy wrote:
Structral support - Hi, can you please provide a bit of information on how the stairs, especially the landing, is supported? We are planning to build a similar L-shaped staircase and want to avoid 4 posts under the landing.
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Apologies for the late response, and thank you for your inquiry. Those specs were actually provided by the interior designer / architect. Best of luck on your next project!
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vickynackaerts wrote:
staircase railing question - Hi, we're planning on building a u-shaped staircase system also and wondering how close your stairs are to the window/wall next to the hung art. Is there any space at all in between or do the stair treads go right up against the window frame? I really like the large window design behind the staircase far wall but not sure how to execute it without having another railing on the window side. Let me know. Thank you!
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We left four inches of space between the window wall and the staircase which conforms with code but gave the artwork the room it needs.
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Deborah Silver Design LLC wrote:
Construction of plank treads - Hi -I would like to understand how these treads are created - are they one single piece of wood, or many, sawn and glued? If you could share the process or the fabricator it would be great. Thank you.
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These are solid sawn white oak stairs that were custom manufactured for the project
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bsibley278 wrote:
How was the artwork behind the stair down, can you provide information including the artist
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The artist is Sirron Norris and he was commissioned by the homeowners to make this piece. It was then printed on a heavy billboard plastic and affixed to the window frame using double stick tape.
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