This Cape May home needed durable railings and stairs. The aluminum posts and stainless steel stringer tube are finished with a fluoropolymer fashion gray powder coat which is specifically designed for coastal environments. Constructed from 2205 Stainless Steel, the tensioned 1/4″ diameter rods provide an infill solution for extreme coastal settings. Each tread is constructed from thermally treaded Endurance Ash, and utilize a bolt together design that eliminates any need for wood glue outside.
To help offset the cool tones, the owners chose gorgeous Walnut Thick Treads with a clear finish. Clear coated walnut presents an exciting array of colors that emphasize the grain pattern. When the wood end caps are matched with the same tread they are cut from, the Vedera Glass Railing seems to slice through the treads for a one-of-a-kind look.
The black stringer matches the black metal structure of the large glass windows, and the Base Rail Glass railing amplifies the natural light in the space. Clear coated walnut presents an exciting array of colors that emphasize the grain pattern. When the wood end caps are matched with the same tread they are cut from, the Vedera Glass Railing seems to slice through the treads for a one-of-a-kind look.
By turning the stairway 180°, and extending the first seven treads into the main living space, the stairway becomes a piece of art in the main living area. It invites the owners to go upstairs, where the landing has been transformed from an awkward, boxy eyesore to a peaceful sitting area.
“The stairs are an art piece and a defining feature of the home. It’s one of the first things people see. It’s visible from the street and visually pops out at night. The ‘wow factor' is one of the reasons we got the Viewrail FLIGHT floating stairs, and everyone who sees it wants to talk about it.” See the full set of photos from this home.