Not the first time I’ve seen this. I usually see them on 100 yr old plus farmhouses, as was the case with this one.
I know it’s a “trip/fall” hazard, but I can’t think of a valid way to correct it. My client asked me how to correct it since he has 3 small kids.
My first thought was to move walls/doorways back to give more room for the landing at the top, but that’s not feasible, especially if one wants to keep the character of the old farm house.
What do you guys write up when you see this, other than “trip hazard at top of stairs?”