A modern catwalk provides a path through the upper story of this light-filled home. Large expanses of glass bring in loads of natural light, casting interesting shadows against sleek stone walls. A slatted wood ceiling adds interest, as well as an organic element that helps connect the house to its natural surroundings.
The two-story great room features a wall of windows blending the indoors and out, as well as an open catwalk that overlooks the living space and views of Eugene, Ore. A gray sectional is centered on an accent wall of raw steel with 72-inch-long ribbon flame fireplace, flatscreen TV and LED lighting.
Wood accents warm up the white walls in the open living and dining area of this Camano Island, Washington, home. A cozy conversation area takes advantage of the views from wraparound windows. Meanwhile, a pass-through from the kitchen provides extra seating and opens the room to the main living areas. A catwalk balcony adds to the airy feel and allows for the soaring ceilings that extend throughout the living areas.
A soft neutral palette creates a contemporary setting for this two-story great room. The floating steel staircase leads up to a catwalk, which overlooks the living space and views through the wall of windows.
The stairs that ascend to the catwalk were designed to resemble the main staircase of a prominent building where the homeowner received his undergraduate degree. The elegant metal staircase looks beautiful against the lovely brick floors.
If ever there was party to play dress-up, this is it. Tutus, dresses, fancy hair accessories, jewelry, tiaras, pearls and a touch of makeup will get your little guests ready for their trip down the catwalk. Make sure the birthday girl has something special to wear.
The homeowners wanted an open great room built for entertaining with a strong connection to the outdoors. The design team accomplished these goals with a custom-designed catwalk that opens the two-story space to the upstairs and 10-foot sliding glass doors that lead to a covered patio. A 26-foot structural beam crafted from steel ties in the upstair's perforated steel railing.