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Casual Stairway

14 March 2010

 This new stair was slipped into a space where there was once a bathroom.  The goal here was to try to get as much daylight down into the lower level as possible.  This was done in several ways; first, the upper stone steps were constructed without risers allowing light to come through.   Also, a pair of skylights were added to increase the light already coming in from a Northwest facing window, and finally the sidewalls were panelled and coated with a high-gloss paint.

The specific configuration of winders above and landing below were controlled by height clearances at a main beam below.  The lower landing acts as additional seating, especially during parties.

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  1. 21 March 2010 7:14 am

    LOVE the creative solution. Is that 3Form on the side? How did you get away with no handrails going up the first stairs/landings?

    • 21 March 2010 7:30 am

      Yup, 1/2″ 3Forms. In hind site, it should have been thicker, but it was much cheaper than glass. We also used it on the tabletops in the livingroom and porch, and on the suspended cabinets.
      Good pickup on the handrails. They’re required and are on their way.

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