Glass panels keep the room looking and feeling open while offering secure travel up this staircase. The natural look of the wood stairs blends beautifully with the light hardwood flooring. A black handrail and stainless steel sconce complete the modern design.
Untreated wood frames this kitchen space with an interesting shape created by the underside of the stairs and support columns. An industrial-size stainless steel refrigerator and stacked double oven are fitted into the wood. Long black countertops and open storage complete the rustic look.
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.
This modern deck features natural wood planks that line the floor and wall, creating a minimalist look. A small outdoor kitchen features a stainless steel grill and counter space for quick food preparation, while nearby stairs lead straight to the hot tub area. Lush plants add a bit of liveliness throughout the space.
This year interior designer Linda Woodrum went against the grain of mundane laundry rooms and enlivened the space with a sleek stainless steel accent wall and vibrant local artwork. “When you come up to the top of the stairs we have this amazing subway tile and we hung a cool piece of art on it and it’s just really beautiful with the shiny tile and the art,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.