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Urban staircase photo in Chicago

West Loop AerieIndustrial Staircase, Chicago

Photography by Catherine Tighe

Urban staircase photo in Chicago —  Houzz

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ruihomes wrote:Jun 18, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    Thank you, ruihomes. The railings were manufactured by Sturdi Iron here in the Chicago area. The custom cabinetry is by KWI Cabinetry, also here in Chicago.
Kise Interiors wrote:Jul 20, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    What an observant question! That is basically a big step. There are a couple of reasons we did that: the space where the stairs lead is just a small storage loft for the client's art collection; as the space is rarely accessed, we wanted to create a spatial barrier. Also, we wanted to make it a little bit difficult for the family's (then 4 year old) child to get up there. Thanks for the great question!
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    Shakuff
    Amazing storage solution and use of space!
Robert Smith wrote:Jul 28, 2013
Looking for low maintenance material strong enough to withstand harsh

- We will be building a new house in October.

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    Scrafano Architects
    Hey meadow00d. We are always happy to hear about people embarking on the adventure that is building your own dream house. If there are any specific questions for us, please let us know. Thank you!
brettcarter wrote:Aug 25, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    Hi. That's a very interesting question. I guess we never realized how concrete these cabinets actually look! The material of this cabinetry is a custom gray stain on birch plywood with a matte finish. Birch plywood is a great looking material and we thought this stain would make a nice contrast with the floor and timber elements in the ceiling. Thanks for the question!
Laurie Beadle wrote:Sep 9, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    Thank you for the really great architectural question! The height of the top landing is about 9'-0". The distance from the face of the cabinet to the window is just over 10'-0". If you have a similar condition but the space is a bit tight, you could always add a couple risers in a winder where we have that big bottom step. Contact us if you need anything more specific!
Carole Zakkour wrote:Sep 20, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    Carole! We are so pleased you like this! You are correct: there are a couple wood stringers hidden in there somewhere (if you open that left cabinet door, you can see it). The material you see is all birch plywood with a custom gray stain. The treads and risers are the same material. Thanks for the question!
  • Staci Abreo
    Hi the stairs and cabinets are amazing. I'm trying to accomplish this same look. Could you please tell me the materials and paint colors used to achieve it? Thanks so much.
emilyiaolson wrote:Nov 15, 2013
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    Scrafano Architects
    Hello, emilyiaolson. Thank you for the compliment! We enjoyed working on this project enormously. Since this project was completed a few years ago, I have had to go back through our records and I'm afraid the answer is not completely clear. BUT, I think I can point you in the right direction. I can definitely tell you the duct is Benjamin-Moore 2063-70 Cumulus Cotton. The wall is either 2123-40 Gossamer Blue OR 2123-50 Ocean Air. Hopefully that points you in the right direction. Get back with us if you need more info. Thanks!
cfcarolane wrote:Dec 21, 2013
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    Popwheel Art
    That tall step met building codes???
  • san2san

    I really like the stair railing. Are these metal wires? Can you please tell me where I can get these?

James Graham wrote:Sep 1, 2014
    Emily wrote:Oct 28, 2014
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      Thank you so much!!!
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      Lightology
      You're welcome!
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