The alternating tread staircase, made from oak and maple, attaches to the side of a built-in refrigerator. It comes in handy as a way to reach cookbooks, which are shelved on the kitchen side of the loft space.
Beaches Library -interior staircase and lamp. Branch reopened after retrofit in 2005. Some of the original features from the 1916 building have been restored and emphasized by architect Phillip H. Carter, working with Kingsland + Architects. The impressive high ceiling has been restored, and duct work rerouted to show off the ceiling wood arches and a 'minstrel's gallery,' a loft at the north end of the building,,, Decor and lighting has been made to match the original Arts and Crafts style.