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Installing an Iron Staircase
Project: Chicago Coach House, Episode 7, Part 3
Bob tours the Hill Arboretum, a new apartment project designed for the physically challenged, with project developer Don Gustavson. Back at the coach house, fireplace dealer Kris Renier explains how the new zero-clearance fireplace works, and how to install it. Ironmonger Frank Szablewski constructs an iron staircase and balcony entryway outside the front door.
A coach house in Chicago is reborn! This project includes gutting and rebuilding the interior structure, finishing the basement, and adding a roof dormer. Local artists even show Bob how to give the newly renovated home some panache with a creative, Chicago-style decorating approach and faux-finish painting techniques.
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