Versatile Stair Hall

April 16th, 2008
When I drew the plans for our new old farmhouse a center stair hall was a must have.


A traditional center stair hall seemed to signal everything that was right and good about classic home design. It added a bit of grandeur to a simple design, and created a vital main artery for traffic, as well as cutting off views to the main living area for impromtu visitors who I might not want to see the dirty socks, scattered toys and forgotten cereal bowls that typically decorate every surface in my house. But I had no idea of the one other very important purpose that a center stair hall could serve.


The length, and width are just about perfect.



The front door provides the perfect spot…


For a basketball hoop. 

Who knew?!?