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I followed a link from Kimbooktu regarding a new way to store my books and found this post about the amazing staircase.

The flat occupies part of the shared top floor of an existing Victorian mansion block. Our proposal extended the flat into the unused loft space above, creating a new bedroom level and increasing the floor area of the flat by approximately one third. We created a ‘secret’ staircase, hidden from the main reception room, to access a new loft bedroom lit by roof lights. Limited by space, we melded the idea of a staircase with our client’s desire for a library to form a ‘library staircase’ in which English oak stair treads and shelves are both completely lined with books. With a skylight above lighting the staircase, it becomes the perfect place to stop and browse a tome. The stair structure was designed as an upside down ‘sedan chair’ structure (with Rodrigues Associates, Structural Engineers, London) that carries the whole weight of the stair and books back to the main structural walls of the building. It dangles from the upper floor thereby avoiding any complicated neighbour issues with the floors below.

Now I have to move again! I need a 2 story house so I can do this!!!

7 Responses so far.

  1. pollyalida says:

    Very cool idea! What a dizzying photo. They need some cushions for the steps. I could see sitting on them a lot.

  2. pollyalida says:

    Very cool idea! What a dizzying photo. They need some cushions for the steps. I could see sitting on them a lot.

  3. Nicole says:

    I was thinking the same exact thing!!

  4. Meredith says:

    That is seriously cool!

  5. Nicole says:

    I was thinking the same exact thing!!

  6. Meredith says:

    That is seriously cool!

  7. Sriharsha says:

    Brilliant idea! I can see myself taking a lot of time getting down to the bedroom. Can I get some cushions, please? Lots of them!


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