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    Three level spiral staircase in Wharton Esherick’s home and studio, built in 1930.  The building, which served as Esherick’s home from 1926 until his death in 1970, was declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1993.  It is now a Museum.  Esherick is generally acknowledged to be the Dean of American woodcraftsmen.

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    • Charlie Dresen

      #steamboatsmyhome #mountainliving #skitown #resortliving #smalltown #colorado #mountains #stairs #handcraftedmodern #midcenturymodern

    • Chippy Chin

      Old wooden stairs. Wharton Esherton's home. Photo by Leslie Williamson from the book Handcrafted Modern. Via:

    • Kelly Forbes

      The spiral staircase in Wharton Esherick’s home from Leslie Williamson’s new book, “Handcrafted Modern” ~~~COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lucy Mccormick

      log-cabins: These stairs would look great in a log cabin smallspacesblog: from Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson

    • SuperStrata

      Photo by Leslie Williamson from the book Handcrafted Modern also by Leslie Williamson. The combination of the idiosyncratic staircase and the rough hewn plaster creates a warmth and earnestness that we deeply appreciate in this image. -SuperStrata

    • Sparky StTimexx

      "A rough hewn plaster wall, resplendent with history supports a split spiral staircase from the 1939 World’s fair in artist Wharton Esherick's home and studio in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania...From a wonderful book that we recommend for design (and wall) inspiration, 'Handcrafted Modern: At Home With Mid-Century Designers' by Leslie Williamson."

    • J&D

      Wharton Esherick: from the book Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson. [what a cool staircase!]

    • Wharton Esherick

      Well look who's on the cover! Great book about mid century designers!

    • e m

      Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers | Dwell HANDCRAFTED MODERN: AT HOME WITH MID-CENTURY DESIGNERS price: $45.00An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.MORE INFO

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