Timber stairs & glass balustrade. These beautiful stairs were created for the main entrance to this house renovation. There is a stone landing at the bottom of the stairs at the house entry and they wind up through the newly created void, past the stone blade wall and up to the top floor. Full height timber framed glass louvre windows allow maximum natural light and ventilation. www.empiredesigns.com.au
Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors - Pros: beautiful, great color variation, very hard/durable. Cons: they darken when exposed to light (within 6 months), some of those color variations are lost in the process, rugs/furniture protect wood from sunlight and maintain the natural colors - obvious spots if items are moved, darker wood shows more dust/dirt. Still love the look, though. Beautiful.