A New Jersey architect was designing a spectacular home that trended toward a modern design. He wanted an exterior modern staircase that had limestone cantilevered treads with hidden lighting fixtures within them. Initially, a solid stainless steel structural bar was cast in place in the concrete wall. Then we took precise measurements and designed the…

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To celebrate another great year of creating interior Iron railings, exterior railings, Iron driveway gates, and aluminum property fences, the Compass Ironworks team got together for their Christmas Banquet. The meal started off with fruit-jello, Cole slaw, dinner rolls and mozzarella sticks as appetizers. The main course was mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey breast, ham…

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A couple in New Jersey were building their dream home and collaborating with an architect to have it created in the modern farmhouse design. The design of the home incorporated a set of double floating curved staircases. With the floating stairs, railing was needed for both sides of stairs to meet code requirements for safety…

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A builder was constructing a spectacular home that overlooked a New Jersey beach. The homeowners wanted a very minimalistic modern railing design created for their shore front terrace. Due to the harsh environment at the shore, the material of choice for this terrace railing was stainless steel with a powder-coated finish. The terrace railing design…

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A private school in NJ had an alumni that was providing funds for a new center for art and design. To meet current code requirements, a stair tower was needed to go from the basement level to the first floor, and first floor to the second floor. This stair design was to wrap around the…

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A couple in the Washington DC area had bought an upscale home. This beautiful home had one glaring flaw, and it sat in the most visible place in the home; the foyer. The staircase railings, made of standard, builder-grade wooden stair balusters, simply did not match the rest of the home. In the client’s quest…

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A talented builder and a creative designer were renovating a home in New Jersey. The designer was seeking to implement modern mono-stringer stairs into this home to provide accessibility to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. The design that was chosen was nothing short of spectacular! This mono-stringer stair offered what we like to call…

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A couple from New Jersey were building a spectacular home by the shore as a private haven for their extended family gatherings. An incremental part of this vacation home was the grand estate aluminum driveway gate to provide controlled access and a physical barrier to the crowds that flock the beach every year. In this…

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What is the HOTTEST TREND in Design? We have observed that the hottest trend in design is to utilize stair structures and turn them into design statements of individuality. In other words, any thing goes! These are a few examples of steel modern floating stairs that we have been seeing and creating. The debate is…

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A couple from New Jersey were working with a local architect to create their own magnificent home that would fit their personal architectural taste. The over-all design of the home trended in a modern farmhouse style. They were looking to implement modern industrial railing throughout the home; and more specifically, into their main foyer stairs.…

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