Natural Stone Awards 2012

I was really pleased to see that a few staircases won awards and commendations in this year’s Natural Stone Awards.

This one is my favorite, and it was inspired by an old photograph of the staircase at the now demolished Sheen House in Richmond.

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photographs by Balazs Bicsak

The inspiration:

Sheen House

Image from “The English Staircase” by Walter H. Godfrey

Note the balusters painted on to the wall.

Swinging the base of the flight into the room is a neat trick if space is limited.