A Sophisticated Spiral Staircase
With sweeping grandeur, this family's sophisticated spiral staircase is the focal point of this home. Brander takes the stairs to the next level by encapsulating within it the diverse requirements of an Orthodox Jewish family. Upon crossing the threshold, one is entranced by the intricate design, the elegant curves and decorative flourishes. An eye-catching curved banister is set atop an ornate railing that is a real piece of art.
Ingeniously integrated is the required commemorative “unfinished” area that recalls the destruction of Jerusalem: a designated gap in the finished wood atop the glass block opening. Significantly accessible is the marble sink; gracefully streamlined within the curves, and conveniently situated for the ritual hand washing.
Steps are all too often a functional afterthought; in Brander’s hands, something as utilitarian as stairs can blend in or be accented as needed for the project at hand.