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Vertical wood post act as a screen between circulation and sleeping spaces. An exterior, double-height wall of translucent Rodeca cladding extends along the staircase, leading you to the master bedroom loft.
Inside, wood adds softness, texture, and warmth while allowing light to filter through.  At the stair and master bedroom loft above, timber is used as an architectural screening material which provides some partition between spaces.
Steps lead from the north side of the house to the deck and backyard.
The design team subtly sculpted the wall around the top of the staircase. A CB2 Azalea Gray Mink chair sits in the hall.
“The bones of the original stair are in there,” says McGuier. “We just sawed off the bottom half, put a new straight portion of stair onto the spiral stair, then covered the whole thing in sheet metal and painted it.” Vintage slipper chairs in mohair sit on either side of a vintage Art Deco parchment table.
“Each of the bedroom spaces is split level, which creates a play space for the children on the lower level that can later be adapted for study. The master bedroom is designed with a dressing area in the upper space that opens onto an en suite,” note the architects.
The sweeping, curved oak staircase with an oak balustrade leads to the first floor, which—unlike the ground floor’s polished concrete flooring—features herringbone oak parquet floors. Underfloor heating is powered by a 12kW ground-source heat pump with 600 meters of pipe buried in the garden.
A stairway can be the perfect place for a decorative lighting moment. "In this project, we used a small pendant light with big impact,
The Newry House is all about playful moments of discovery and delight for this growing family.
At the top of the perforated steel staircase is a surprising pop of color. A vivid green section marks the point where the metal railing meets the colorful carpeting. The bold green tone is a nod to the garden and bench seat below.
To maximize functionality in the compact space, the staircase, kitchen, and storage area were all combined into one unit. Simple wood joinery conceals integrated storage below the wood stair treads and the perforated steel screen.
Thanks to the translucent roof, the central stairwell is inundated with natural light. The rear extension added two bedrooms and two baths down the hallway.
The stair features a steel balustrade and floating timber treads.
The central stair sits against a three-story mahogany cabinet that houses a powder room, a study, and a multitude of closets.
A ship-like ladder off the kitchen wall gives access to a small nook nestled under the apex of the angled roof. An inset piece of wooden artwork depicts the region's terrain.
The curved portion of the roof provides added headspace for the loft-style bedroom. "I really like the bubble windows along the storage stairs," Dan says. "They match the curvy aspects of the house, and you can put your head inside them and see 180 degrees."
A roof window positioned above the double-height stair fills the space with natural light, which reflects off the light-colored birch plywood.
The stair leads to a small communal landing on the loft level that opens to the new bedroom. "The communal living spaces are a really important part of the design, and it would have been easy to try and cram in more bedroom space," says the client, Andrew. "Instead, the main hallway that BVDS drew at the core of the house is a real triumph in our view."
“The project has a mezzanine height of 10.7 feet with the purpose of dignifying rural housing through the creation of larger spaces,” add the architects.
Polished concrete flooring is used throughout, while timber surfaces lend a sense of warmth.
The staircase, with precast concrete steps, now leads down to the future pool terrace. "We sought to connect the spaces so the family could be relaxed and meander barefoot through the property," says Wittman.
The staircase provides novel opportunities for indoor/outdoor interaction.
Under the main staircase is a shaded secondary stairway.
The steps can be easily accessed from the first floor, where the client’s mother keeps potted plants.
Glass walls preserve clear sight lines across the rooms.
The staircase steps straight through the facade’s metal grid, establishing a connection between the home’s interior and exterior.
“We had the brainy idea to combine all of the crazy colors throughout the house into a color palette going during the stairs,” says Claudia. “So now, when you walk into the house, you are hit with a beautiful presentation on the staircase of all the colors you are going to see throughout the house.”
The stairwell features white oak vertical slats and silva oak treads and risers supplied by European Touch Hardwood Floors.
Stairs lead up to the second floor. The project's minimalist materials highlight the collaboration between architect, designer and builder—achieving a look that also represents the client’s keen sense of modern minimalism.
Lambert & Fils' Dot Line Suspension lamp hangs over an Allais Table by The Gaspé.
A new steel staircase with wood tread and a cable railing does not block the outside views. The double-height window systems used at the front and back of the home are glass storefront units from YKK.
A ladder leads from the first floor to a sleeping loft.
The hexagonal structure is a geometry enthusiast’s dream, with plenty of angles and lines.
Blue has a major moment in the house that Luke Ogrydziak and Zoë Prillinger designed for a couple moving from Marin County to Telegraph Hill. The color is a custom blend by Benjamin Moore that the architects named Lorna Blue for one of the homeowners, an artist.
A spiral staircase runs through the center of the house, serving as a chimney that pulls cool air up from the ground floor as hot air exits through windows on the top level.
Architect Catherine Milanese wanted to use a single material—fir plywood—for the stringer, the stairs, and the risers, visually integrating the stairway with the wood box that contains the mezzanine level.
A metal support beam is left uncovered, bringing textural contrast to the crisp surroundings.
The underwater pool window not only adds a touch of whimsy, but helps illuminate the basement.
A stair system leads to the second-floor lookout.
The main stair to the mezzanine level is accessed by set of steps that can be moved out of the way when not in use.
The stairs were stripped back to just the steps and upgraded with a new steel handrail and spindles. The treads were finished with OSMO ebony oil.
Upstairs, there’s a second-floor office and work by the homeowners’ daughter, artist Kat Marais.
The yellow-painted stair is crafted from Kowhai, a dense and durable native timber.
Much of the original detail throughout the house was retained and refurbished, such as the barrel-vaulted ceilings, metal railing, and woodwork in the front hall.
A spiral staircase leads to a bathroom and three bedrooms above. A perforated steel landing connects the bedrooms above and bridges a double-height main living space.
The open-riser stairs reduce visual mass and allow light to filter down to the lower levels.
The Mexico City house that Miguel Ángel Aragonés designed for his family contains many of his signature touches, including striking geometries, stark white walls, and rich materials. A work by Jan Hendrix hangs near the home’s grand stair.
When dusk descends on Mexico City, an all-white house takes on a surreal new atmosphere as an alchemy of LEDs bathes the interior in vibrant colors. The dreamlike abode is the work of Miguel Angel Aragonés, a self-taught architect of the Mexican design studio Taller Aragonés, and one of four structures on his property—three houses and a studio—collectively called Los Rombos after their rhomboid shape.
A cedar-clad stair leads up to the 1,005-square-foot phase one house, while maple panels line the pitched interior ceilings.
The stair was crafted from birch plywood and milled with a CNC mill so that it could be delivered and assembled as a kit of parts.

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.