For accommodating kids and guests, Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines devised a new bunk room with four queen-sized bunk beds. The bunk beds feature gray and white striped linens, stained shiplap paneling, iron railings and integrated stairs. The stairs are painted white with natural wood treads.
Marble floors are used throughout the home, bringing luxury to the space. Under the contemporary floating staircase is an unexpected water feature of clear blue water and pebble stones. Tropical plantings are integrated seamlessly into the home.
This custom project was built as the clients' "forever home." The uniquely designed entry system leads the visitor to four separate landings as the stairs wind around and turn from concrete to "floating steel" stairs towards the top. The concrete was formed to give it a unique detail, and there are two integrated planters along the way up as well. Inside, the home offers a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand fabricated custom perforated steel handrails.
Grass peeking from between floating concrete stairs integrates nature seamlessly and beautifully into the entry of this modern home. Metal, glass, wood and stone work together to create a nuanced yet calming home appearance.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
The first two steps of the stairs have clever drawers that offer storage for items used for the kitchen and great room, like linens, extra blankets, decorative pillows and gloves. This is one of the smart living features integrated in this impressive home.
A rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and other Bay area landmarks features an outdoor sauna for the California penthouse owners. Gast Architects integrated the sauna into the structure of the stairs. The wall is made of terra cotta accent stone from Realstone Systems.