This staircase was originally in a 1940's house that was going to be demolished so a new home can be built in its place.
The architect that drew the new home to be built, fell in love with the stairs and removed before the house was torn down.
He held onto them for 5 years, in that time he had begun building his own home and designed the foyer for the stairs he salvaged.
He asked me to rebuild the stair system in his new home under construction. The original stairs stopped at a wall on their old setting, where the bend is at the top. Everything beyond the bend, was built onsite. It's possible to tell from the balusters on the floor above the last step have a slightly taller bottom block. The new balusters were close, with that small detail being the only give away
Jim A in the testimonials, wanted built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace. I precut and assembled a majority of the work in my shop.
Finished product. I brought in the shelf sections in w/ adjustable shelves, separate from the tops, so I could fit the tops in perfectly to the walls.
I went with simple lines, for a clean look
Rick W (one of the clients in the testimonial) had me remove the pantry and surrounding walls to make room for cabinets. This is one of my clients who helped as we went along
The new cabinet was installed, made by others, after the drywall was repaired and retextured. Crown was added at the top after the picture was taken.
When adding the window, I got everything ready on the outside for the new window to go in, then set the window reducing the time of cold coming inside
The wrought iron balusters were made by a local artisan, hand forged solid square stock, then heated and twisted.