Cantilevered stairs project from a stacked stone wall in this California home, creating a clean, sleek line that fits the home's modern vibe. Warm wood finishes and earthy colors on textiles, art and flooring create a neutral backdrop that showcases the spectacular view of sea and sky.
This backyard covers various purposes with grace and efficiency. The areas right off the house are primarily for relaxing and entertaining and include a pool, patio and a cantilevered deck. Stairs lead down to a lower level garden, featuring a pretty range of drought-tolerant plants.
A cantilevered spa above the lower pools makes for a spectacular visual. From here, guests can take in the full scope of this outdoor space and see how the landscape architects used different paths and stairs to connect the various areas.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.
The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space — a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the roof.
The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space — a central object around which everything revolves. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below.