The interior stairway integrates with the adjacent custom cabinetry for a cohesive aesthetic. The lower closed treads make a walnut base that relates to the kitchen cabinets and living room bookcase. The living room bookcase doubles as guardrail to the stairway down and allows the stair composition to be unobtrusive and clean. Attenuated steel rods extend from the ceiling down to catch the open treads of the stair. The solid maple treads relate with the maple floors at the upper level. The composition creates a functional stairway (that meets the building code) and also provides a pleasant backdrop to the living room.
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