439 Staircase Wood Railing Design Photos And Ideas - Page 3

A loft area overlooks the living room. This space could easily be converted into a home office, meditation nook, or play area, depending on the owner’s needs.
The public spaces are located on the upper floor, while most of the bedrooms and full bathrooms are located on the lower floor.
The Leroy Setziol front door now hangs in a place of honor in the living room, across from the piece by his daughter. The new flooring is walnut, and the stairs were redesigned in fir and walnut.
The floor plan was streamlined by demolishing a wall between the living room and dining area. A staircase with white oak steps leads to the new top floor, which contains the master suite, roof deck, and study. “Opening up the space a bit, improving the views and flow, and adding that upper level added more opportunities for Greg and Kirsten to enjoy time with their family,” says architect Robert Miller of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
The previous owners had created the duplex by linking two apartments  with a spiral staircase. A pendant lamp by Muuto now overlooks the staircase, which has been reinvigorated with a new birch plywood surround.  The material is a unifying motif:  The shelves and cabinets  designed by Delaunay, including those in the kitchen, are made of it.
The cottage’s new "upside-down" floor plan separates the private zones below from the social zones on the upper floor and makes entertaining much easier, says Adair.
"I get a lot of personal satisfaction from the stairs and continuous handrail that runs from the rooftop deck to the ground floor," says Adair. "The stairs and this handrail detail took quite some time to perfect before they were made."
A view of the contrasting stairs that lead down to the main floor.
Looking from the dining area, wood cladding extends from the entryway ceiling up to railings in a second floor loft.
The interior staircase of the original 1925 townhouse was restored to serve as an entrance to all the apartments in the complex.
A staircase guides visitors from the home's entry in the rough cement base to the bright and airy residential space.
Another view of the staircase. The carpet is by Stanton.
The staircase, which connects the home’s three levels, affords privacy while allowing light to flow through the interior.
Flaunting minimalist curves, the staircase is a visual focal point.
A cylindrical glass staircase with Western red cedar and painted steel mullions dominates the front of the house. The stair treads, along with the floor, are made of recycled spotted gum.
Though they give the appearance of bent plywood, each curved layer of this ribbed staircase's corridor was constructed with flat, laminated cutouts, including the rounded hand rail.
Full-height shelving lines the wood staircase, providing plenty of space for the homeowner's unique collections.
Minimal interventions by architect Andrew Simpson allowed this former jam warehouse outside of Melbourne, Australia, to be turned into a family residence. "To draw light and ventilation into what was a poorly oriented and deep footprint, an extensive number of operable skylights were introduced on the north- and south-facing roof pitches, and a large void connecting the floors was strategically positioned to also take advantage of this amenity," Simpson says. American oak floorboards and Dulux paint were used throughout the property for continuity.
The interior staircase is an elegant contrast with its curved form. Wood stair treads and a wood railing lead to the sleeping and bathing quarters above.
The staircase was moved to the other side of the room and is now a sculptural focal point, thanks to a striking material change from wood to concrete.
The exposed concrete is thoughtfully balanced with warm wood and minimalist details.
A curved staircase descends to the ground-floor bedrooms.
Farnley Hey’s heart is a large, double-height living area, dubbed "the dance floor
Sleek black steel encases the wooden stair treads that connect the home's three floors.
“The concrete then carries on to form a work surface and kitchen countertop,” said Marway.
A fir beam stairway leads to the second floor. Open shelving provides additional storage.
The design couple: Mike Donahue is a junior architect pursuing licensure. Lauren Walker is a self-taught artist and designer.
High ceilings brings natural light and views into the space.
Now, the stairs and railing are painted Pitch Black from Farrow & Ball and a Gubi Cobra wall sconce illuminates the way.
To save on cost, check-in kiosks made out of butcher blocks—a nod to the nearby Meatpacking District—replace the traditional lobby, while a wood-formed concrete staircase draws guests up to the shared spaces above.
Wood cladding encases the ceiling of the kitchen at the lower level, covers the stairs, and defines the bedroom on the upper floor.
Upstairs, there are three kids’ rooms and a shared bathroom. The stair landing fosters a lot of storage. “Longer views of trees in the distance are captured from the upstairs bedrooms. A snippet of the outside is seen through a small triangular window at the top of the stairs, providing a view that’d be missed otherwise,” said the firm.
Wu brought the exterior materials inside, combining the maple plywood on the stairwell with the brick and board-and-batten.
A timber-and-stone clad staircase divides the master bedroom wing from the living space, which flows from the open south-facing deck.
The white-washed wood staircase is framed by wooden slat walls on both sides.
The interior is uniform in tone, yet varied in texture.
Estúdio Penha introduced floor-to-ceiling, iron-framed picture windows that fill this home with light.
The wooden staircase of Tarusa House features a large street-facing window. Wood covers the floor, ceiling, and walls in most of this home designed by Architectural Bureau Project 905.
Brass accents at the stairway and in a custom display unit.
The color palette used in the Strata Hotel and Paramount Alma were carried over to the new addition. "The red and greens are complementary colors that combine well with lush green summer landscape and give a nice, refreshing feeling and contrast to the white winter landscape," says Hell.
Much of the metal fabrication work was done by Deters, including the stairs, which combines raw steel with solid black walnut tread.
A double-height brick wall near the stairs adds midcentury charm.
The staircase is a defining feature at the school, connecting the flexible play area with the science and art classrooms.
Fans, textiles, and illustrations behind the reception desk, adjacent to the palace's original staircase, transport guests to far-off lands upon entry.
As the name suggests, the Courtyard House by Atelier SUN is built around a central courtyard. Light wood stairs sprawl out from the center to access all floor levels. The skylight here provides a feeling of airiness and a connection to the outdoors.
Wheeler Kearns Architects used steel to construct the shelving, storage, and stairs leading up to the mezzanine loft in the Residence for Two Collectors. The client’s father was a machinist, so the fabrication of these elements lends a personal touch to the project.
Steps lead down from the kitchen to the living room and dining area. Open shelving keeps the spaces connected but distinct.
The top two floors of the DFAB House are made of prefabricated, load-bearing timber modules.
Rather than rip out the staircase, they applied a soft and earthy paint palette that syncs with the tones in the existing floors and helps everything to blend.
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The staircase at the rear of the home climbs up along the glass facade, allowing for elevated views of the forest.

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.