602 Staircase Design Photos And Ideas - Page 2

Inside, a suspended staircase rises up past the couple’s bookcase over a well-lit seating nook.  Aalto stools by Artek join Eames molded plywood dining chairs by Herman Miller to give an especially modern touch to the kitchen.
One of the greatest design challenges, according to Franz and Paré-Mayer, was reimagining the dark, unfinished garage space in a way that would “establish [it] as primary, instead of an afterthought to the original floor above.” This was achieved by layering open, linked spaces on the ground floor and sticking to a few carefully selected materials for cohesion and fluidity. There are hardly any hallways in the home; every space serves a function. Polished concrete floors continue throughout the new living level, and a bent metal dining chair with a reclaimed Douglas fir backrest made by Scholz sits in front of an open white oak staircase.
The handmade spiral staircase.
On the interior, existing stone walls are often left exposed
The stone walls were built without any mortar holding them together, a historic technique that few masons use today.
An open-air corridor is formed between the old stone walls and the new wooden shingles.
Stair shaft detail
Steel and wood stair with textured glass railing
A staircase with white walls and light colored wood floors.
Stained oak flooring was used throughout the home’s ground level, and continues up the main stairwell. Painted steel was used for the guardrails.
The auxiliary cabins contain the sleeping quarters. A ladder leads to a sleeping loft underneath a gabled ceiling. The cabin’s bathroom is situated beneath the loft and features clean white fittings and tile.
Photography by Matthew Millman
Lofted mezzanine floors and bathrooms were added to the apartments. Room #1 is particulary bright and airy.
A small staircase winds between two narrow walls, up towards to attic.
“I love this low-level stair window. It’s at head height when you’re at the bottom of the stairs; it gives you a glimpse of, and connection to, the garden outside. Most of the windows capture what I’d call ‘hero shots,’ but some, like this one, are completely unexpected.”
Ran and her brother, Gen, read on one of the structure’s 44 continuous steps.
Bookshelves add extra utility to the undulating staircase in Tokyo's 921-square-foot Coil house. The space was designed by architect Akihisa Hirata for Sakura and Ryo Sugiura, a young couple with two children.
The chandelier in the stairwell was custom-designed by Esque Studio.
Given Lima’s dry climate, the architects were able to introduce clever indoor-outdoor gestures such as an open stairwell, and semicovered walkways that allow the trees to provide cover.
Entering the apartment from the street level, guests meet a dramatic, three-story atrium and a feature staircase. A glass balustrade heightens the effect.
“From the day we got our house, I knew exactly how I wanted it done,” says Mia Dalgas, who led the renovation of her family’s 1880s home in Copenhagen’s Potato Rows district. One of the biggest transformations was the addition of a glass-enclosed lacquered wood staircase.
In staircase, large spans of glazing frame views to the slopes beyond.  Wood Stair treads and a steel guardrail modernize the circulation space.  A George Nelson bench sits below the window, decorated by a Ohio Design Blocky.
The materials throughout the house are durable and are meant to make people feel genuinely relaxed. Mcllwee explains, “It’s not a tremendously big house, but it’s mesmerizing.”
Across from the entrance is the main staircase, which leads to the bedrooms.
At the top of the stairs, an Ib Kofod-Larsen rocker sits in the master bedroom
The enclosed green ramp.
A floating staircase, with distant views into the back garden.
Large windows by Alumilex and an operable Velux skylight—with built-in rain sensor to automatically close it in case of unexpected showers—flood the home with light. A glass wall surrounding the staircase reflects a chalk mural by artist Tyson Bodnarchuk.
A grand staircase leads to the second level the home also features an elevator.
In the Denmark home of designer Eglantine Charrier, original 1920s windows and moldings meet modern accessories like a black Caravaggio pendant lamp by Cecilie Manz for Lightyears.
White-oak stairs connect the first-floor living spaces with the upstairs sleeping areas.
The wood framed stair extends from the entry space to the rooftop terrace, connecting all levels and spaces.  Lit from above, daylight splashes against each floor level.
Polished concrete tiles and a wooden bench furnish the entry space.  Light from above falls down onto the greenery, drawing the outdoors in.
The home's exposed concrete skeleton, wrapped in oak, creates a warm, layered space for living. Oman split the floors by function, with common areas on the ground level, followed by the kids' rooms and then a third-floor suite for the parents.
Wood, carpet, glass, and concrete: the entryway is a nexus of material and textures.

Whether grand and sweeping, rendered in wood, or a minimalist arrangment of metal and glass, the modern staircase is an example of literally elevated design. With its strong, geometric shape and functional importance, a masterful staircase can serve as the centerpiece of a building. Below are some notable examples of staircases that refuse to be ignored, and the creative tread and railing decisions that comprise them.

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