Sullivan Lakehouse :: staircase railings

titanic impression. Stepping inside the structure, the eyes are pulled across the foyer to an expansive water view. Stainless steel cables promote an airy effect with nuanced nautical tension. At first glance, the most important job of the railings is to disappear. 

decks below. Stepping forward, the raised foyer provides a vertical panorama from stairway and dining room through glass to terrace, lake, trees, and sky. Emerging levels reinforce a ship-like feel with a curved infinity bow forging into waters beyond. 

do you trust me? Beyond their visual effect, the railings ensure safe passage along stairway voyages. Careful spacing satisfies specific code requirements while embracing a more stringent visual standard. Additional reinforcement within selected stanchions provides rigid support for wall-less boundaries.

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