276 Staircase Metal Tread Design Photos And Ideas

"While each floor is assigned a function, the spaces are connected through open
floor plans and offset levels, which enlarge the space and counter the smallness of the
house," says Unemori.
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.
Black metal stairs lead up to the entrance.
The atrium has an open feel thanks to the metal grating platform, large window along one wall, and staircase with wire banisters.
Biophilic design prefers natural over synthetic materials, as human beings innately feel more at ease with the former. In this house in Israel, the limestone walls are recycled from dismantled houses in the region. The stone staircase is original.
A white-painted steel-plate staircase leads from the third floor to the attic level.
The family’s two Siamese cats also have their own private escape route to the walled-in back garden in the kitchen.
A skylight floods the central stair with natural light. Partly perforated treads let daylight filter through multiple floors.
Dappled shadows are cast by the exterior concrete screen and the cantilevered tread at the stairs.
At the first floor, a water garden sits in an integrated basin. Folded metal stairs climb above the water’s surface.
The lounge is accessed via two long concrete steps. On the stair opposite, the continuous vertical balustrade timbers extend to the ceiling of the second floor to form a sculptural element that allows natural light and ventilation to flow between the levels.
A space-saving staggered steel staircase leads up to the loft with a bedroom and bathroom.
A suspended steel stair adds a sculptural element to the home.
Renowned architecture firm Olson Kundig occupies three floors of a 19th-century loft building in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. A crucial concern was opening the office up to more natural light; a staircase that cuts through the office’s three levels was added underneath the central skylight, which opens via a hydraulic lift system.
A walnut-and-steel staircase leads to the upper level. Massive, upcycled, old-growth Douglas fir beams line the ceiling.
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.
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.
Lambert & Fils' Dot Line Suspension lamp hangs over an Allais Table by The Gaspé.
“When the house was almost done, we sat with a pizza until ten at night, just watching the color change, and we ended up loving how dynamic it is,” says Doug.
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.
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.
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.
Metal stairs attached via wires allow an abundance of light to reach the first floor.
A closer look at the sculptural steel stair connecting the two main levels.
A skylight allows daylight into the ground-floor hallway, making the private spaces feel open and airy.
Herringbone floors and a board-formed concrete wall create a linear motif in the second-floor stairwell.
A switchback staircase accommodates a grand piano handed down from Anton’s father.
Clinton Cole, architect, builder, and director at CPlusC Architectural Workshop, gave Welcome to the Jungle House, his family's home in suburban Sydney, the eco-friendly treatment, what with a solar-panel facade, rainwater harvesting, and a rooftop full of fruits and vegetables and a fish pond. Visitors are first ushered into the imposing steel "shroud" entry, facing the timber-clad staircase.
The skylight over the stairs, and an abundance of north-facing glazing flood the interior with natural light to make the home feel more spacious.
The sculptural concrete ceiling was created with recycled bargeboard and sprayed-on concrete. The rough texture catches the light. Says Knight, "The imperfect becomes perfect as it celebrates the movement of the sun throughout the day."
Steel stairs provide entry to the living spaces, gently touching the land below.
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.
When the family moved in, Cara warned the children not to touch the staircase’s steel rods or “the house would fall down,” but William seems unconcerned.
The blackened steel staircase is supported by a virtual forest of steel rods.
A steel ladder leads between a double-height common area and the mezzanine above. An original archway became built-in storage that hides an existing downpipe.
Moseley notes the home’s distinctive staircase as one of her favorite features. "When the steel was ordered from the steelyard," she says, "it was marked with our metalworker’s name, for easy pickup. That scribble still exists in random places in the staircase and is very industrial—we love it!" Hand-welded by Mike Carman, a local contractor, the staircase runs through all three floors, and it was custom-sized to fit the dimensions of the shipping containers, measuring nine-feet-six-inches tall and eight-feet wide.
Rising to a catwalk above, a huge glass-and-steel central stair envisioned by architect Filippo Caprioglio spans four floors of the Chiavellis’ newly expanded house.
A welded spiral staircase leads to the sleeping loft in this geodesic dome home.
As you enter from the ground floor, expectations from the horizontal outward appearance are transformed by the verticality of a dramatic 22-foot-tall torqued steel wall.
Chioco says they “treated the stairs and structural beams as design elements, painting them a dark color to contrast with everything else to visually tie the space together.”
The stairway was backed with this worn-down terra cotta, which made little sense with the modern design of the loft.
Alex Olson's Cast, which is oil and modeling clay on canvas, hangs above a vintage Swedish rug.
The spiral staircase leads down to the lower level, which houses a large rec room and the master bedroom suite.
Estúdio Penha introduced floor-to-ceiling, iron-framed picture windows that fill this home with light.
A spiral staircase leads to the lower level.

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.