Skye based architects, Dualchas, came to us to realise their vision for a striking and extensive renovation project on the Isle of Bute. The setting boasted spectacular views across the West Coast of Scotland, providing a backdrop for the renovation and interior aesthetic.

Staircase + Fitted Interior. Bute

Soft focus oak staircase and oak handrail, with stainless steel spindles. Plant slightly out of shot.
Residential. Brief: Staircase + Fitted Interior. Style: Bespoke.
We drew inspiration from both the rugged outdoor scenery and the owner’s collection of classic mid-century Danish furniture to design three unique staircases, various fitted bookcases, boot rooms, and glazed doors. Sourcing a small supply of superior extra-wide oak boards for the job meant little or no lamination joints - a tipped cap to the Danish approach.
The handrail and balustrade connection details were complex due to the subtle compound curve following the pitch line of the treads, making drilling the balustrades a delicate operation. Ensuring an even spacing of the stainless steel spindles, whilst adhering to stair regulations, added to the complexity of what seems at first sight a very simple design.
Oak domestic interior with Danish designed oak table and chair, oak staircase and handrail with stainless steel balustrade. White walls and potted plant.
Birds eye view detail of a Staircase with oak treads and risers white stringer and stainless steel spindles.
Detailed view of bottom of a staircase. Oak treads and risers, with white stringer and stainless steel spindles.
Classic domestic interior through a glazed oak door with Danish designed oak table and white clock on wall.
Oak domestic interior with Danish designed oak table and chair, oak staircase and handrail with stainless steel balustrade. Glazed oak Doors. White walls and potted plant.
Side view detail of oak treads and risers, with white stringer and stainless steel spindles.
Stainless steel balustrade with round oak handrail.

NS 00377 68766

Classic domestic Oak interior with walnut Wishbone chair oak stair and handrail with white walls.
Downwards angle of oak staircase and curved oak handrail, with stainless steel spindles.
Front view of oak stair with round oak handrail and stainless steel balustrade spindles. Danish design oak chair  White walls and potted plant.

Location. Isle of Bute, Argyll + Bute

Wood. Scottish Oak, Birch Ply

Materials. Brushed Stainless Steel, Low Iron Toughened Glass

Finish. OSMO Raw

Colour Scheme Match. Farrow & Ball

Details.

Architects. Dualchas

Photography. Paul T Cowan

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