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Old 12-08-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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I like the stairs coming down into the front foyer as a matter of practicality. When I come home I may want to go directly upstairs. Also, when I'm leaving I may be coming down from upstairs.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:01 AM
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Is the stairs thing associated more with Georgian/colonial/traditional styles we see so much of in Georgia? Is it southern?
No. I've spent a lot of time in Massachusetts, and it's typical there, too, and probably everywhere else in this country. Actually, with very few exceptions, every two story house I've ever been in has had a stairway that drops you right at the front door.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Well, I guess I'm in the minority!
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:35 AM
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Well, I guess I'm in the minority!
For what it's worth, I don't really have a preference for stair placement, but I would like it if houses weren't all designed so similarly.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I don't necessarily mind having the stairs in the foyer, however, some builders put the bottom of the stairs too close to the door. There needs to be several feet of space between door when it's open and the bottom of the stairs. Otherwise when you greet people it can feel a bit cramped. I prefer a nice foyer with room for a large table and chairs. Also, I love the look of a table and mirror directly across from the door. It makes the home seem really inviting to me. But that's just me being real specific. Haha.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Well, I guess I'm in the minority!
Hey, to each his or her own!
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Right. Thanks!
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Hey, to each his or her own!
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