Stacked Oak Staircase for an extension to a farmhouse renovation in North Yorkshire
Our clients own a traditional Yorkshire stone farmhouse set high on the moors above Pickering, North Yorkshire. Wishing to extend the living space into an adjacent barn, a double height building between the farmhouse and barn had been constructed from reclaimed stone and timber. They wanted the staircase to be an aesthetic and tangible link between the old and the new parts of the property.
Provenance and honesty of materials were very important for both the extension and the new staircase, as the farm and its outbuildings can be traced back to the mid-17th Century. The clients were keen to use green oak due to its rustic appearance, thus helping the new part of the building become as one with farmhouse.
Our staircase design for the newly created double height space was inspired by the reclaimed oak beams, rustic stonework and traditional ironwork visible inside and outside the property. The stunning staircase floats between ground to first in the new extension and between intermediate levels of the older part of the house.
Huge green oak treads of the lower level are supported by a curved, softwood painted structure, giving a semi cantilevered, stacked effect, with one third of the width of the treads over hanging. Changing direction on a generous landing with access to a dining area, the stair continues up to a gallery area supported on curved, steel stringers, finished to match the uprights. Landing nosings were also part of Bisca’s remit.
The tapered, textured uprights of the gallery and staircase are showcased against a wall of Yorkshire Stone that once formed the exterior of the farmhouse. From the galleried landing, another short flight continues up to another landing, giving access through the old exterior wall into first floor bedrooms.
A slim, solid oak profiled handrail sits on top the uprights, sweeping continuously from the feature newel at ground floor up the staircase and along landing galleries.
For further details about this stacked oak staircase project please quote reference 4828 or mention Pickering.
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