Trade Se­crets

Float­ing stairs and a dra­matic cut-out ban­is­ter let in the light.

Western Living - - CONTENTS - Cur­tis Krahn and Kevin Li, Syn­the­he­si­sis De­sign, Van­cou­ver de­signed By

A strik­ing en­try­way lets the light in.

Here’s a bright idea: to let some warm south­ern light trickle into this north­fac­ing North Shore en­try­way, de­sign­ers Cur­tis Krahn and Kevin Li of Syn­the­sis De­sign in­stalled an open­tread stair­way with a cus­tom laser-cut rail­ing (de­signed by the home­owner) that al­lows light to flow through un­ob­structed to all three lev­els of the home. “We love south­ern ex­po­sure for the sun and its chang­ing light qual­i­ties,” ex­plains Krahn. “The move­ment of the sun’s path cre­ates ever-chang­ing, dy­namic light pat­terns that flow from the walls and across the treads and the floor in the en­try­way.” All in all, a beau­ti­ful way to cre­ate a warm wel­come.

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