Location: Denver, CO
Material and Finish: "Raven Black" powder-coated steel posts with wood top rail.
Description: Ithaca Style cable railing.
This penthouse loft in the heart of Denver’s historic downtown district overlooks both the bustling city and the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Originally owned by the Denver City Railing Company, the building, now residential, sits directly across from Union Station and just a few blocks away from Coors Field. It was built in 1882 and originally housed streetcars and horses.
Today, the building maintains its original architecture but with added modern features. Our client lives in the building’s two-story penthouse loft and wanted to install a cable railing system that would give their space an open and contemporary feel. They needed a railing for the interior staircase, the upper-level loft, and the exterior patio. Given the prime location of the apartment, our client wanted a railing that would preserve the view through the loft’s floor-to-ceiling windows and from the deck. They chose our Ithaca Style railing design because of its slender posts and nearly transparent cable infill. The clean and simple design of the railing fits perfectly with the building’s industrial architecture but also added contemporary flair.
For the railing posts, we used “Raven Black” powder-coated steel to match the straps and hangers on the apartment’s distressed timber beams. Our client chose a custom-milled maple top rail that complements the wide plank maple hardwood flooring. The railing features 1/8″ stainless steel cable infills that allow the light from the large windows to pass through and warm up the entire space.