Mayslake Staircase Stepping Up


 

                In an era when first impressions were important, the entrances of residences such as Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook needed to wow visitors while affirming the social status and wealth of the owner, so architects created staircases with fantastic features.

                Mayslake Hall’s central walnut staircase is an excellent example, making it the single most important architectural feature of the mansion. That’s why Mayslake Peabody Estate is excited to announce it is raising funds to restore this architectural gem, which has survived almost 100 years in near-original condition. The goal is to repair and refinish the woodwork on the stairs and balustrade and to install a period-appropriate runner.

                The estimated cost for the project is $43,815, and any size donation will help us reach our goal.

                Step by step, together we can make this happen. Participate in the challenge here!

                If you're interested in making your gift and becoming part of the Mayslake Hall Restoration Society, please visit the page here.

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Stepping Up!

In an era when first impressions were important, the entrances of residences such as Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook needed to wow visitors while affirming the social status and wealth of the owner, so architects created staircases with fantastic features.

                Many featured polished wooden stairs, either uncarpeted or with central runners fixed with ornamental brass or iron carpet rods. Landings had large bay windows with latticed panes and, if space allowed, vaulted ceilings to recreate a medieval atmosphere.

                Mayslake Hall’s central walnut staircase is an excellent example of these revival features, making it the single most important architectural feature of the mansion. That’s why Mayslake Peabody Estate is excited to announce it is raising funds to restore this architectural gem, which has survived almost 100 years in near-original condition. The goal is to repair and refinish the woodwork on the stairs and balustrade and to install a period-appropriate runner.

                The estimated cost for the project is $43,815, but even a small donation can help us reach our goal. Two generous donors excited to see the restored staircase have already pledged to match the first $10,000 raised dollar for dollar, and we hope you’ll take this special opportunity to “double” your donation. Step by step, together we can make this happen.

                Participate in the challenge here!


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