627 Staircase Wood Tread Design Photos And Ideas

The architects added a small circular skylight to serve as a vertical focal point in the center of the fifth floor. The quarter-sawn white oak risers produce a beautiful rippled grain highlighted by the abundant natural light.
The exterior’s dark cedar siding was extended into the stairwell to connect the indoors and outdoors.
Two office spaces serve as private think tanks for the residents of McClendon Residence. For her, StudioMET Architects designed a nook near the kitchen with a sliding panel that subtly closes the space when necessary. His is a more traditional room-sized study, and an adjacent full bathroom allows it to be used as an overflow bedroom.
The second floor is flooded with light; windows line the common corridor spaces.
Wide-planked white oak wood flooring is echoed in both the wooden dining table and the floating wood treads of the stairs leading to the second floor.
The ceiling is untreated white oak.
According to architect Johanne Taugbøl, the firm nicknamed the project Stairway to Heaven because of this long staircase topped with a south-facing window. "At certain times of the day and year, you might be blinded by the light flooding in from the south," said Taugbøl.
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A glass panel was placed along the stair banister to create a transparent pathway for light to travel down from the second-floor skylight.
The Dinesen staircase descends along a wall of fluted Carrara marble.
The geometry of the spherical intersections becomes apparent at the entry porch, where an orb of wood welcomes visitors.
“The project is designed as a delicately carved volume, which nestled into the site following its topography. The formal gestures are strong and powerful, while the material—sandy beige wood and red cedar slats—are more delicate and warm,” says Bourgeois.
Stewart-Schafer finished the existing staircase and railings by hand. All of the spindles are painted black to give the traditional formwork a modern aesthetic.
The caged staircase was designed by architect Patrick Ousey, with whom Flournoy collaborated in the home’s design. Although initially unconvinced by the staircase detail, “it is a great example of how collaboration brings in different perspectives,” says Flournoy.
Super White Eggshell Benjamin Moore paint give the walls a crisp, fresh feel.
Carefully placed modern touches illuminate restored details in the home. An industrial-style pendant, which Jeff and Jason created themselves using a DIY instructional kit by lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, hangs from the intricate millwork in the entryway. The print is by photographer Anna Wolf.
The apartment sits on two floors and it offers views of the London skyline.
A stained concrete floor gleams throughout the first floor.
The floating staircase features glass guardrails and white oak treads to match the hardwood floors.
The retractable aluminum staircase can slide into a cabinet when not in use.
The interiors are furnished in light colors that reflect the sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
The stair features custom installations by lighting designer Johanna Grawunder. When turned off, the panels appear as mirrors; when on, reflecting LED lights, giving the twisted stair forms an exaggerated “funhouse-like” effect.
The stair’s folded volumes juxtapose solid wood forms with light-filled voids.
The stairs are made of fumed and stained-engineered oak with a solid oak cap. Thanks to its complex geometrically, no level is the same.
The striking interior stair was originally designed as a light well to filter light from above deep into the interior space.
A catwalk connects the two bedrooms upstairs without impeding the flow of light in the main area. The staircase is composed of structural steel with a painted finish, and blackbutt treads and handrail.
At the rear of the property, a two-story extension was added, including the open concept kitchen and dining area seen here, as well as bathrooms, bedrooms, and a lounge area.
A contemporary iron and wood staircase leads up to a small loft where the owners can relax and listen to music.
All the lighting is custom made and dimmable.
The home's oak parquet flooring strikes contrast with traditional Sicilian patterned tiles.
Dried flowers in colorful pots adorn the shelves.
A custom steel railing on the ladder leads to the loft.
A built-in bench along the stairs offers a quiet spot for reflection.
The interiors are kept pure and simple.
A slice of light artistically highlights the staircase.
Stairs provide a smooth transition to the lower level.
A staircase leads up to the mezzanine loft.
Simple, refined details transform this atrium space into a contemporary, architectural solution that blends nicely with the existing framework.
By incorporating wood slats into the stair wall, light from above is able to pass farther into the space between levels.
The interior stair is composed of floating treads sourced from trees cut down on the  property. A mix of oak, maple, and birch, each step is different and unique.
A children's play area.
Charred wood treated with the Shou Sugi Ban technique was used for the stairs and in the upstairs' workspace and flooring. The floors downstairs are polished concrete.
Stairs lead to a lower level family room, complete with a wine cellar.
The sunken living room is illuminated by an eight-by-eight-foot gridded skylight in the copper ceiling.
In 2014, while recovering from a work-related injury, Denver-area firefighter Regan Foster started exploring the idea of shipping containers for a new house he was planning to build. Two years later, he and his wife, Libby, moved into a home made mostly of the giant metal bins, having done much of the work themselves. They share the residence with their year-old daughter, Evie, and Libby’s mother.
Wood-clad stair treads and risers are accented by an open, framed wood wall and stone fireplace. The interiors are an assemblage of minimal, raw materials.
A new interior stair allows vertical circulation, and funnels light into the interior space.
Intimately tied to the steep topography, views and experiences change as one travels through the home. Traveling up the steep entry to the living level on the second floor, a soaring, double-height volume reveals itself, housing the home’s main social space—an open kitchen, living, and dining area.
Thompson wanted to create "layered and veiled spaces" inside, which was achieved with multiple places to gather in the main corridor. The corridor is open from the second floor down to the basement, and has a combination of skylights and windows for ample light. Paradis MetalWorks supplied the rail and stair stringers.

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.