Courtyard HouseContemporary Staircase, Seattle

Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction; Interior Design: NB Design Group; Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

Inspiration for a contemporary wooden u-shaped open and metal railing staircase remodel in Seattle —  Houzz
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vhouse wrote:Jan 16, 2015
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    DeForest Architects
    Approximately 3'-8". DA
  • Denis Pedroso

    Hi, its ok for you if use this picture to show you work here in Brazil?

Rob wrote:Sep 18, 2014
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    DeForest Architects
    Excellent question with a multi-part answer. There is a sizeable overhang and some shelter from prevailing winds. The doors are high quality lift-slide units that drop down to seal when closed. They allow finish flooring to conceal some of the track on the exterior. Most of all, we were careful in detailing the threshold, including a path for water to drain from the track. That said, there is still some risk of water infiltration from wind-driven rain that we discussed with the owners and contractor. Hope that helps!
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    Oak & Broad
    I love that Black Walnut flooring! We just did a similar modern project in Atlanta and they have a similar setup. Those stair treads are epic.
Faizal Virji wrote:Sep 29, 2016
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    DeForest Architects

    Hi. Thanks for asking. I checked the shop drawings and confirmed that the stair tread is turns down to form a 4" nosing. Hope that helps!

Maria Adelaida Valencia wrote:Feb 9, 2016
Carlos Ancona wrote:May 21, 2015
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    DeForest Architects

    7.5" rise, 12" run. I would typically go 6 and 12 but we had some constraints to work with. John

gardengirlpbo5505 wrote:Dec 18, 2014
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    DeForest Architects
    Hi, thanks for asking. The treads are L-shaped pieces of solid walnut that turn down to form the thick nosing you see here. (The entire tread is not that thick). That is a custom stair that we designed for a particular client so it is copyrighted and may not be reproduced by the fabricator. For the same reason, we are not able to share cost information.Glad you like it though!
Melissa Pickett wrote:Sep 29, 2014
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    DeForest Architects
    The cabinet just visible to the right is walnut; in the distance is lightly stained riftsawn white oak. The freestanding furniture piece is stained but we were not involved in the purchase so I can't say for sure. Hope that helps!
tawan wrote:Aug 11, 2013
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    DeForest Architects
    Hi--the interior is walnut; exterior is ipe. Both with clear finishes, I believe. DA

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Dream Views Wow on Seattle's Lake WashingtonAug 4, 2013

The 9-foot, 7-inch-tall lift-slide doors act as disappearing walls. Two of these 13-foot-wide doors open to the entry courtyard. An exterior deck extends the interior wood flooring. Marly limestone floors and walnut floors and stair treads warm the interior. "We designed the steel staircase to minimize the appearance of the structure when viewed from the side, so that the space would just flow through," DeForest says.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Asma Ahmed added this to FlooringAug 20, 2019

Marly limestone floors and walnut floors and stair treads warm the interior.

Alex Leary added this to Alex's ideasAug 15, 2019

Like the open stairs, coloring, and treads

kevinchanda added this to Section 5 Family RelaxJun 14, 2019

The floor transition to outside is out 2-3 feet but higher than ground (prevents water intrusion)

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