Simple railing again. -- Break Up the Descent with a U Shape. U-shape stairs lined with a Craftsman-style wooden balustrade lead to this basement. This stair design requires more floor space than a straight run of stairs, but it's a good choice when a straight run would be too steep.
Craftsman style. Ravens (a popular motif) recall the lively birds in a fireplace grille by Voysey; also, the client was a South Dakota farmboy who had a pet raven as a child. The oak trees are all about California. Photo: Nathanael Bennett