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Natural Wood Handrail

Our new old stone cottage has some fun features outside, but one unique detail is a blend of outside on the inside ... a custom natural wood stair handrail. 



The stairs wrap around the original wood stove brick chimney and separates our dining room from our kitchen.  
 
Truth be told, when I first saw the listing photos, I absolutely positively did NOT like it at all.  Was prepared to have it ripped out and replaced with a conventional boring railing and spindles.  But, when we stepped foot inside and saw the handrail along with all the other elements that surround it, it just works!  Take my word for it - it does.  The mix of black granite tile on the risers, warm stained wood on the stair treads and the original brick chimney give the space a unique style that we had not yet discovered.  

The fact that we love it surprises even us - our former home was totally safe neutral with no surprise elements.  The move to our new old stone cottage has been a fun journey - and quite an exploration!  Will let this beauty speak for itself:
















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