Interior Design - Chapter 5 - American Greek revival, American Empire - Entrance Hall/ Stair Hall, possibly inspired by Charles Shrewsbury House - Madison, Indiana. I love the introduction a sweeping staircase gives an entrance. This is a work of art.
Santiago Iron Works fabricated the custom steel-framed entry door. Builder Ben Coats specified a herringbone pattern for the floor for interest and architect Paul Turney moved the staircase toward the wall to keep the view through the house open.
Links the main floor of a four-story Alabama lake house to the bedrooms. Designer Susan Ferrier used the same finishes throughout the house. Walls are whitewashed, rough-cut pine planks. Steps are in a dark Jacobean stain.
A Sophisticated Entryway: A consignment-shop dresser suddenly became sophisticated enough for this foyer after designer Michael Berman had it lacquered in ecru. He designed a new front door with panels of translucent glass.