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El Rancho Staircase

The exquisite details of this staircase are a unifying focal point, matching the home’s use of reclaimed materials, attention to detail and visual storytelling. Whenever a unique design like this is created, the careful curation of out-of-the-box solutions, materials or techniques is needed to bring a vision to life. 

The team collected branches from around the property and had them custom-cast to use as the spindles, carefully placing them so they were up to code. They also hand-selected oak slabs from the homesite for stair treads. The homeowner then inlaid turquoise on the last tread of each of the flights. A gap between the window and one of the landings allows more natural light to flow through the home.

On the second landing, the homeowner had a replica of the classic Western painting A Dash For the Timber by Frederic Remington laser-cut into reclaimed steel. This steel art piece doubles as the railing between the kitchen overlook and the landing. For a final personalized touch, each newel post features a removable cap that hides the signature of each one of the homeowner’s daughters.


Ashner Construction


Matt Kocourek

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