Got lots of comments on my last entry so I wanted to quickly post on the resolution.
The BEFORE picture below shows the steeper stairway with a curved hand rail. Also notice the graduated staircase outline. The curves of rails don’t really match the long lines and the staircase makes the scene a little busy.
As we brainstormed various options, Kichijoji Dudette and I drew INSPIRATION from Cafe Zenon which had this very simple yet stylish staircase. Although some would think it less than ideal to block the view to the bar, we thought the below example adds a sophisticated layer to the space.
Which brings us to our resolution: A staircase which is less steep and safer with straighter lines that is better integrated with the long lines of the open beams on the 2nd floor. Just a great example of a few little details really changing the atmosphere.
On a final note, we’ve signed the loan contract on Wednesday and we’ll close on the land on 7/30. I’m investigating on how I can bring down my tax rate down 75%from 0.4% to 0.1% on my mortgage setup fee. Will keep everyone posted.