Writing on the Stairs

Writing on the Stairs

Kyle Freeman
Nov 19, 2008

Increasingly, we find ourselves marching to the beat of a different drummer, stylistically. Our home spaces are the perfect, and sometimes only, place to make personal statements that may prompt our visitors to think outside the box. In the case, outside the treads...

Apparently, the owners of this Atlanta home, Jose Tavel and Cara Cummins (both architects and the hands-on builders of this great space), celebrated their wedding by writing excerpts from Cummins' grandparents love letters on their stairs. It sounds like, at the time, the stair treads were meant to be temporary, but something about the romantic prose stuck.

We might be particularly enchanted with this idea since we're also in possession of love letters written long ago by our grandparents, married for 73 years. The idea of making physical contact with their tender words on a daily basis is so grounding.

Our favorite aspect of these stairs is that they live in an otherwise sophisticated and refined environment, making them all the more surprising and thought-provoking.

To see more of this home, profiled in this month's Metropolitan Home issue, click here.

What do you think about these stairs?

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