399 Staircase Wood Tread Metal Railing Design Photos And Ideas

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.
A perforated metal screen acts as a guardrail for the interior stair while introducing another layer of light filtration.
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.
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.
The Newry House is all about playful moments of discovery and delight for this growing family.
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.
Under the main staircase is a shaded secondary stairway.
The stairwell features white oak vertical slats and silva oak treads and risers supplied by European Touch Hardwood Floors.
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.
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.
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 cedar-clad stair leads up to the 1,005-square-foot phase one house, while maple panels line the pitched interior ceilings.
A simple metal railing and Red Acacia flooring create a minimalist aesthetic for the loft area.
Solid walnut slabs were used for the interior stair treads—a beautiful and durable choice. Sunlight from a skylight above filters through the space, creating delicate patterns of light and shadow as it passes through the screen.
A slatted walnut screen is a centerpiece of the home’s new design. Accentuating the height of the space, the vertical slats come together with metal rods and a sleek handrail, creating a graphic manipulation of positive and negative space. In addition to allowing light to permeate the interior, the screen is visible from most vantage points in the home, providing an anchor of visual interest.
The reimagined entry stair favors rich and warm walnut hues, leading visitors to the relocated third-floor kitchen.
Stairs lead down to the semi-below grade bedrooms.
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.
Architect Bill Ryall installed vertical circulation elements, opened an unobstructed 47-foot-long view from front to back, and kept the ceiling beams exposed to create a loft-like environment.
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Main Entry
Connecting the old and new spaces is an oak and steel spiral staircase. Set against a geometric oriel window, the staircase bay slightly protrudes from the side the facade, offering the only visible hint of the modern materials used in back.
Behind the white wall with the oval window lies the central plunge pool, one of the architects’ favorite features in the home.
The mezzanine and upper loft are clad in wood, which fosters consistency with the lower level.
If you have an underutilized space in your home (like underneath a staircase), consider turning it into an indoor garden.
Floating tread allows sight lines between the entry and the opposite side of the room.
The staircase is a sculptural feature that brings together all of the elements of the project palette, including white concrete at the base, wood, and black steel. The white concrete is meant to appear as though it is emerging from the wood platform.
A Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair and Globe light from Ligne Roset sit beneath the stair. The metal encircling the concrete pillar was finished to match all of the other metal elements.

Photo: Mike Schwartz
The firm eliminated the awkward, angled section of mezzanine above and moved the working elements of the kitchen down the wall. Doing so gave the entry breathing room and now the corridor is lined with functional storage.
A wood-burning stove keeps the well-insulated cabin warm in winter. To the right is the alternating tread staircase that leads to the mezzanine.
Granito tiles line the back wall of the stairwell.
The staircase in the mudroom is made of raw steel kickplates and treads created from locally harvested sugar maples.
The partial basement holds storage and an entertainment room. A skylight over the stairs floods the area with natural light.
With white oak treads and a steel-and-glass railing, the new staircase is much more elegant.
The staircase may just be the most impressive feature as it combines all of the materials in an architectural element that is both sculptural and functional.
Two sets of double doors merge the interior with the covered exterior.
“It's a little black volume that sits inside,” says Reddymade founder Suchi Reddy of the sculptural staircase.
Black metal and wood define this staircase leading to the guest suite over the garage.
The spiral staircase has been revamped with new wood stair treads that tie in with the wood floors.
Natural light floods through the pitched roof's vast skylight.
A custom laser-cut steel balustrade features a pattern that relates to the existing brick wall and provides privacy. The black cork kitchen tile extends into the addition, where it is used on the stairs and bathroom floor.
"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."
The home's main entryway, with stairs leading down to a basement. A small powder room is tucked away in a seafoam-green boxed wall, with the kitchen hidden from view behind it.
The couple also reconstructed portions of the main staircase, replacing wooden railings with iron. A semicircular landing at the base was also rebuilt as a simpler square design.
A staircase composed of white metal and pale ash wood treads appears to float in the space. The dark tinted concrete references the color of the exterior shakes.
Black timber contrasts with a warm wood tone leading up the stairs.

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.