458 Staircase Metal Railing Wood Tread Design Photos And Ideas

The mirrored villa rests on 43-foot-high pillars and is accessed via a long wooden staircase.
Underneath vines hanging down from above, a dual-sided entertainment center provides partial separation of the public space. "We designed the dual functioning entertainment/bar fixture to visually separate the living and dining areas while remaining low enough to allow your eye to read the space as one continuous environment," says Melanie.
With the home’s relatively compact footprint and efficient floor plan comprising two bedrooms and two bathrooms over a single living level, smart use of space was critical. "Built-in storage everywhere [is] number one," says Melanie. A pantry and storage drawers are tucked under the stairs.
Mature pothos vines drip over the banister of the loft, cascading down to the first floor. "It’s the first thing people notice," says Melanie.
The brass staircase was one of the costliest elements of the build. "It was worth investing in [because]  it contributes to defining the ambiance of the house in its two most important rooms—the living and dining [areas]," Chevalier states.
The stairs that connect the main level to the mezzanine appear to float weightlessly without any visible support.
A double-height glass wall looks out onto the home’s courtyard entrance.
A wooden ladder leads up to the loft bedroom. A wood-burning stove provides heating.
Curved forms reverberate throughout the property, including this spiral staircase that connects the two floors of the guesthouse.
The exterior massing was the first thing the couple nailed down while details like the stairs took a bit longer. "The challenge is that you realize there’s an infinite amount of detail you can drill down into," says John.
A skylight at the top of the staircase, which winds around a carambola tree, floods the interior with sunlight.
Sunlight interacts with the carambola tree, casting shadows onto the wooden stair treads.
“The house has all the makings of a home, but it’s also an artistic expression and statement,” says Justine.
At the taller end of the 2,575-square-foot house, a second story holds two bedrooms, one of which Justine uses as a music room and office.
The doorframe to one of the roof decks follows the shape of the roofline.
The narrow, steel and-wood staircase maximizes space for the rooms.
The stairwell features mesh, a product actually used in landscaping. "It stretches so we quite liked it because it was agricultural and referenced rural fencing that you see outside. It's almost like chicken wire fencing,
The guardrail features a laser-cut steel pattern, and it’s flanked by a thrifted cabinet that once belonged to Buffy Chandler.
The oak staircase pivots as it leads from the bedroom on the top level to the living room on the second level.
A sizable oak staircase, with a large landing and storage beneath it, leads to each level of the home.
The wrapping of the stairs mirrors that of the slide—and allows the stairs to fit beneath the low-point of the basement ceiling. “We wanted to create a light balustrade that felt a bit like a ribbon,” says architect Trevor Wallace. “The mesh was a nice way to integrate that movement.”
The HVAC has been carefully positioned around a structural beam which is the low point of the ceiling, allowing the rest of the basement level to benefit from higher ceilings. “It’s a classic Frank Lloyd Wright move,” says architect Trevor Wallace. “You compress the hallway and then every room feels bigger at the end of it.” The lighting in this space—which has been designed to drive movement down the hall—is a thin LED as there was only a few millimetres between the drywall and the HVAC.
Inside, the home has been designed as a fun space to bring the family together—including the installation of a blue slide that connects the two levels of the home.
Dappled shadows are cast by the exterior concrete screen and the cantilevered tread at the stairs.
At just under 14 feet wide, the CH House could have felt cramped. But the architects created empty volumes within the plan to make it feel more spacious and airy. Standing in the double-height library, where there’s enough vertical space for a tree to grow, one can see down into the shared living areas and up into a kid’s bedroom at the fifth floor.
New wood stairs were installed and stained dark brown to contrast against crisp white walls. A custom iron handrail was made to follow the curve of the stairway.
Alternate between clawfoot tub baths and outdoor shower spritzes at this revamped Tivoli barn. Across its three levels there are such splendid details as a piano, daybed, hanging chairs, and a staircase flaunting a brass pipe railing. Do take the time, though, to wander the surrounding four acres, dotted with a stream, meditation platform, and s’mores-perfect fire pit. Days can easily be jammed with creekside jaunts, picnics on the "no-swimming" pond’s cedar table, and hammock naps.
The design intention was to keep the stair as simple and understated as possible. It's crafted from plate steel stringers and blackbutt timber treads. A central steel truss "hovers" between the stair flights and includes blackbutt uprights. A pivoting door beneath the stair opens out to the courtyard.
The archway at the end of the entrance hall was opened up to reflect the original floor plan of the terrace, and now leads directly to the stairs and the living/dining area.
The wood staircase is capped with a smooth brass handrail.
A timber stair curves up behind the living and sleeping platform on the ground floor. The curved details of the timber and earth walls echo the organic form of the building.
The Perezes created an office area, storage beneath the stairs, and a sliding door that sections the kitchen from the bathroom.
A walnut-and-steel staircase leads to the upper level. Massive, upcycled, old-growth Douglas fir beams line the ceiling.
The entry foyer at the ground level features a hanging Vibia Wireflow light from KODA and an Ari daybed from Something Beginning With.
The staircase handrail was custom designed by Unicus Developments specifically for this renovation. It’s constructed from a combination of iron and unlacquered brass. The craftsman applied a step notch—a linear cutout—to each stair tread.
The home’s centerpiece spiral staircase connects all three levels. Designed by Tom on Solidworks, the blanks were cut in a friend’s woodshed and later assembled on-site.
The downstairs hallway flooring is Iranian travertine marble, while the stair and flooring in the upstairs hallway is oak. The walls have been finished with a polished concrete texture.
The staircase is offset from the straight walls to emphasize its curvaceous lines.
A spiral stairway leads to the newly constructed basement. “It’s like a piece of playground equipment in the house,” says Sean Hogan of M Studio Architecture.

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.