stairsContemporary Staircase, Portland
John Prindle © 2012 Houzz
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9. Staircase stunners. Using maple hardwood, designer John Prindle designed a knockout staircase that is as interesting as the pattern cut into it. If you thought it was just a matrix of random punches for purely visual effect, you’d be wrong; it’s actually each residing family member’s name cut into Morse code.
Greg designed an original pattern for the ApplePly panels that line the stairs and loft using the dots and dashes of Morse code. Each strip spells out the name of a member of the family.The stairs lead down to an apartment suite where Betsy lives. "Multigenerational living was part of the goal of redesigning the space," Greg says. Her dedicated level in the house has a separate entrance, laundry appliances and a small kitchen.Railing panels: B&L Wood Creations; railing: steel, custom, Formed Objects