Staircase, Wood Tread, and Wood Railing The architects divided the home into separate floors for sleeping, living, and working. Since the house is situated on a hill that slopes 20 feet from top to bottom, there are plenty of stairs. Those pictured above were crafted using wood salvaged from a 100-year-old bungalow that previously stood on the site.  Photo 2 of 11 in Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings