Keuka Studios was invited to help design and supply the architectural metal railings and stairs for this unique project.
Upon entering the space you immediately feel the warm glow of the antique pine floors and barn board ceilings and exposed timbers. This warmth made possible by the ample natural light streaming through the abundant glass and reflecting from the white washed paneling. The lightness of the cable railing does little to intrude on this. A stage for entertaining is to the right of the main great room. The barn contained two sets of stairs, one leading to the upstairs which is ringed by an upper level balcony. Bunk rooms are at the front of the barn while access to an observation deck is at the rear of the structure (which also utilized the Ithaca style railing). The lower level stairs lead to a 1/2 size basket ball court. The stairs would get the industrial look. Welded steel channel stringers seemed the obvious choice with white oak treads about 1.5″ thick. A small steel angle was affixed to the underside of the treads to prevent a 4″ ball from passing through. For all interior railings and stairs “Dazzling Pewter” was selected while “Raven Black” with IPE handrails were selected for the exterior porch and deck railings.
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his great room has a comfortable living space that overlooks the indoor basket ball court. The multi-level double stringer switchback stair case has steel stringers with wood treads.
This room quickly turns from great room to theater with an indoor stage.
1/2 basketball court Architect: James Dixon, Railings: Keuka Studios, inc
Precision Design & Fabrication.