stairs: Stair Gazing...REBLOG - 12/16/09 10:56 PM
I like looking at stairs.  Inside and out.
Even blogged about stairs myself a while back.
So I like James Quarello's dissertation below.  So many details come into play when laying out a good stairway, staircase, set of stairs, whatever...
And they are so often overlooked, or the stairs are forced into too tight a location, making them awkward, unsafe, or just unpleasant.
I like landings, with a turn, too.  It costs a little more, but it is great to have that long incline broken with a resting point.
Thanks, James for this well-written post that brings out other fine points that … (0 comments)

stairs: Little things matter in a house: Stairs - 09/19/09 03:43 PM
I showed a Cary home last week with a feature that I don't see often enough.  Pointed it out to the clients, and they agreed it was pleasant.
The stairs.  The staircase was not endowed with hand-carved balusters or tacked-on mass-millwork MDF trim.  It was not a dramatic sweeping complex curve of exotic woods.
It was just "gracious to the gait."  Easy to walk on.  You got to the second level without feeling like you climbed a ladder.  It felt, well, "classy."
See, there is a little science to stairs, and sometimes common stairs forget the pleasing aspect of that science.
As you climb stairs, … (5 comments)

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