Railings are wonderful structures to run along stairs, decks, and other places for support when descending or ascending safely. Although initially designed for safety, they are now rang everywhere from rustic and simple, to an elaborate and refined.
The home is divided into upper and lower levels by this short stairway in the middle of the space. Originally an entirely different room, homeowners Tze and Geoff had the extra walls removed and expanded the staircase. Tze took the opportunity for a beautiful DIY project by wallpapering the stairs in this fun pineapple pattern by Rifle Paper Co. which is only visible when heading up from the downstairs area.
The stairs leading to this backyard are paved with two different textures of limestone. The honed surface is used for the steps and wall caps, while a rougher texture is used along the wall face to help break up the smooth surfaces and create visual interest.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
A custom metal and wood stair rail echoes the industrial accents found throughout the great room and dining room. The strong lines of the railing add texture and stand out against the whitewashed wood floors and vaulted white ceilings.