CHI Good Questions: Architectural Significance to This Loft Staircase?

Dear AT,

I just bought a funky home in SLC, Utah, and I've been researching one of the architectural highlights of the home: the loft staircase.

I stumbled upon a forum from 9/06 in which readers were submitting photos and ideas for loft stairs that incorporated storage or other good use of space.

I wanted to share a photo of ours, and also find out if it has a specific name or architectural significance, or if it was just a creative idea that the architect who lived in our home created just for this house.


(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

Anyone have some insight for Melissa?