THE SECRET STAIRS
Our living space sits on the second story of our home, over the garage and apartment. We wanted these stairs to access our newly fenced in east-facing side yard. Right now, we exit through our front door which is on the west side of our home and walk around the house to get to the garden, to place Alice there and to access my studio (the apartment we lived in).
I really trusted Ben’s lead with material and structure and we consulted several times with our good friend Jason who is brilliant and tells me what to do, which I love.
Ben makes my nerves twitch by walking along top of fence all week:
I am standing by my garden, facing north:
Ben builds supporting structure:
Ben measures and cuts stringers:
Girls lay on living room floor and tell Ben stories:
Stairs take shape:
Ben takes a break to observe knapweed with Ruby:
Stairs are complete (yet not officially ‘open’; still need railing):
That window you see? That is the apartment/my studio!
Next up: handrails! We aren’t sure what it will look like just yet. Thinking about a combination of mimicing the rain wall and hog wire.
Nice, big 4×4′ landing and 4′ wide stairs
Alice ponders the dog condition