Rochman Design-Build, Ann Arbor, MI
Modernize this home. Make it fresh, crisp, open, angular. These were the homeowner’s remodeling requests. As part of a larger home remodeling project, the central staircase was to be a dramatic, sculptural, focal point, visible from the front entry and from all levels of the home. Creating a better connection between the levels was a priority. The old stairs had enclosed drywall walls on all levels and felt very tunnel-like. Open risers, open railings and minimal structure give the new stairs an open feel and enlarges the main level of the home as sight lines are now wide, see-through and inviting.