Location: North Shore, Massachusetts
Architect: Lian Eoyang of VIF Studio (San Francisco, CA)
Material and Finish: This Ithaca Style cable railing is made of solid aluminum with an oil-rubbed bronze powder-coated finish. The cables and fittings are 316 marine grade stainless steel. The exterior railing has an IPE top rail and the interior railings have a maple top rail.
Description: Ithaca Style cable railing
This guesthouse was designed to play off the historic and natural elements of the area. The structure overlooks the harbor and blends stone, steel, and wood. The cable railing around the deck was chosen to be unobstructive to the view. IPE, also known as Brazilian walnut, was used for the top rail and decking since it holds up well in the salty air environment. The railing posts are made of solid aluminum and have an oil-rubbed bronze powder-coated finish. Solid aluminum has the benefit of being corrosion resistant and durable. The same style cable railing was used on the interior staircase but with a maple top rail. It was important to this customer to create an interior with clean lines and simple details.