Casa Antigüeña: The Stairway Details

Casa Antigüeña: The Stairway Details

In this photo you can see how some simple details and their repetition turn a utilitarian architectonic device like the stairway into a gorgeous piece of every-day beauty. You take the bare stairway, add the martirinado effect (hammered and chipped-away) to the huella (the run), some repetitive patterns in the form of ceramic tiles to the contra-huella (the rise) and the zócalo (the skirting or baseboard) and you finish it with a very pleasant martirinado forged metal handrail and you’re set to go up and down with style!

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