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Penicuik Staircase – Midlothian

“When we redesigned our house, I wanted the staircase to change from a boxy set of steps to a sweeping statement; a real challenge in a very tight space. We gave our architect a scrapbook of pictures and ideas and she created a beautiful ellipse that looked exactly right. Malcolm and Julian took on the challenge of transforming a drawing into reality and the result is not just a staircase, its a work of art. No two pieces the same, a tactile handrail that invites the touch and a gentle curve makes ascending and descending an experience every time. The blackened steel posts complement beautifully the oak steps and the turned oak handrail. I sometimes stand and just admire it.”