In the coastal neighborhood of Cape Elizabeth, we were tasked with renovating an existing third floor of a home, creating a more functional, livable space where our clients could take in the views and relax with space to spare. A connection among floors was also imperative, tying a thread from the first floor to the third.
We expanded the third floor to include a spacious master suite including a bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet. We replaced an outdated 1980s stair with a stair tower that connects the three floors more efficiently, using a mix of white oak (matching the existing floors), steel stair stringers and posts, and a cable railing with a wood cap.
The existing rooflines presented a challenge when it came to how to best utilize the space with sloped ceilings. In order to execute the updated stair tower, we had to make a small addition to stack the third-floor stair on top of the existing lower tower.
Today, from the third-floor master bedroom window, you have the perfect view of the local lighthouse—a Maine treasure.