42 Staircase Wood Tread Wood Railing Design Photos And Ideas

The team at Ecospace Studio understands that sometimes clients have very specific design and functional requirements. Their bespoke projects such as this home called Spinney Retreat in Surrey, allow clients the flexibility to create the space they want using the Ecospace concept.
Jinhee and John, looking east from the dual-story roof deck. The door behind Jinhee leads to the top floor of Andy Hong’s unit, where a bar fridge contains wine ready for parties. In the background is the boxy form of a traditional triple-decker.
The white cedar board paneling in the interiors mimics the exterior; the ones inside are bleached for a lighter finish. Fixed glass picture windows are by Town & Country Glass. Unalam and JIG Design Build fabricated the staircase with ash risers on a single stringer, a Gray Organschi hallmark.
"I always wanted to have my very own yellow brick road," says Viviana de Loera, whose favorite part of the home is the playful staircase. The original stairs and handrail were preserved in the renovation.
Light from a new skylight pours into the home's entryway and living room. Steel columns and beams were added for structural reinforcement, and the couple left all beams, old and new, exposed.
Architect Caroline Wilding, then of Denver-based Design Platform, led the renovation. The staircase needed some treads replaced, but “was left as original as possible,” she says. Wilding created the chandelier using wires from Color Cord and brackets from Home Depot.
At the base of the first floor landing, black recinto volcanic stones divide the first floor’s informal dining area from the living room. This floor also features a bedroom and kitchen while the floor above holds a master bedroom, master bath, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an entertainment room, and patio. The stairs—which are all-oak—descend to a ground-floor playroom and outdoor deck.
Gray Organschi Architecture performed the overhaul, including a 650-square-foot roof addition, reached by a wood staircase, that’s part of a five-bedroom inn for musicians.
The spirit of retain and re-use guided the design behind the conversion, and was applied to all aspects of the project.
Entrance, staircase, dots
Garden Avenue Renovation - First Floor Stairs
A pair of Molded Plywood lounge chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller sit opposite a BoConcept coffee table and a sofa of Paul’s design. For his father’s book collection, Paul created a library around the double-height staircase.
Entryway with original staircase and exposed brick exterior wall.
Stairs from parlor floor to second floor, with original railing.
Amy requested a quiet, sunny reading nook with a view; In Situ obliged with a built-in bench housing her collection of books.
Though all the plants are mundane home-center varieties, they grow to uncanny heights in the moist, sunny environment.
Photo by Osamu Abe
The staggered terrace, lined with cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior), leads up from the living room.
Gaffney and Kiku take in the air from the large sliding door bought from Timber Tech Scotland.
Two-inch-thick bamboo treads and a bamboo handrail on the stairs lead the way to the second floor.
The couple made the house feel even more spacious by flooding a series of levels with natural light.
The walnut staircase and slide in a Chicago town house leads from the main level to the basement. To protect people on the ride down, a “crash pad” fashioned from a standard gymnastic mat covers the wall at the slide’s base.
The balustrade is composed of wood fins.
Stair to Roof
Stainless steel stair and White Oak accent wall
A look from the Entrence
Left to right: Breakfast Nook, feature staircase and Dining Room with views of rear yard to right

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