Modern Staircases, Architectural Stairs and Decorative Stairs. Please browse through our stair portfolio to see some examples of our work
Stair and Handrail Styles
Distinctive stairs occupy an important part of nearly every classic architectural style. Whether straight or curved, steep or gradually inclined, narrow or wide, grand or understated, stairs can make a stylistic statement of their own or be used to tie the whole house visually together.
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Balance and simplicity are sometimes all that is needed for an entrance stair. Economical use of material in combination with simple design can be incredibly elegant and graceful.
The combination of metal balusters with wooden post and handrail systems fits a wide variety of architectural styles depending on the baluster profile. It is an elegant option with many applications.
Informal and comfortable. Rather than making a statement with a grand staircase, the Arts and Crafts staircase trend is toward the practical and warm look that emphasizes the beauty of wood. Subtle in detail but rich in craftsmanship, the emphasis is on the geometric forms that are created by linear design and simplicity.
Aidells-Oaks House- Greene and Greene architecture embodies the early arts and crafts movement. It is simple yet sophisticated with emphasis on the warmth of wood. Bertram/Blondina did the stair work, beam work, craftsman style mantle, massive ceiling hung pot shelf and solid Maple countertops.
Some samples of our craftsman stairs. Similar to Arts and Craft style but distinguished by the sequencing of balusters, patterns cut into balusters or rectangular balusters. Our craftsman style encourages originality, simplicity of form, and the visibility of handicraft. The earlier craftsman usually made the moldings and trim on site with their available tools resulting in beveled cuts and linear design.
Contemporary or modern stair design can be very simple using distinct lines or elegant curves. Most modern staircase design is simply detailed, exposing all the elements with minimal moldings, trim and decor. The modern staircase can be viewed as a piece of sculpture.
The elegant turned outlines of Colonial balusters, the intricate ornament of Victorian newel posts, whether curved or straight, the traditional style is easily the most often and well liked style in use today. With a wide variety of stock turnings and parts available, it is often the most cost effective as well.