Collection by Allie Weiss

Architects Share the Story Behind Their Modern Staircase Design


The cover of our May 2015 issue featured a stunning staircase on a single stringer. Architecture firm Gray Organschi has integrated similar custom staircases into several residences, and here, principal Lisa Gray gives us an inside look at the design process.

The white cedar board paneling in the interiors mimics the exterior; the ones inside are bleached for a lighter finish.
"The whole act of going up and down a stair is a very spatial experience," Gray says.
The Connecticut house also features another staircase by the front door.
A house the firm designed for a family in the Adirondacks features a similar stair.
The back of the stair shows its solid wood structure.