245 Staircase Wood Tread Metal Railing Design Photos And Ideas

Stairs provide a smooth transition to the lower level.
A staircase leads up to the mezzanine loft.
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.
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.
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.
A staircase with floating oak stair treads and a continuous steel railing goes up to the second floor. The cupboards on the left are fronted with the same "Ravenswood" panels, and a skylight floods the space with light.
The windows frame beautiful views of the outdoors.
A hallway leads up to the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas.
A strategically placed skylight floods the stairway core of the home with natural light.
Stair and Entry
The boys sit  on the staircase, which leads to a large basement playroom. LED strips under the custom handrails provide light.
The walls of the stairwell are made of board-formed concrete painted black. “Everything in the house is experimental,” Mehdi says of the atypical dwelling, “the materials, the layout, the garden, the exterior.”
A steel elevator, wrapped by a staircase, anchors the home and descends downstairs to the bunk room.
A catalyzed finish has been used for the cabinetry under the stairs.
The large windows open up the interiors by creating double-height spaces that draw natural light into the heart of the house.
From the double-height entry hall, a staircase leads to the living area on the new upper level.
On the upper level, the master suite looks across the open space to an expansive deck.
A floating wood staircase hand-painted by artist Tess Thomas  adds more than a pop of color.
interior stairs with galaxy faux finish wall
Foyer 01
Foyer 02
Concrete and timber meet again on the stairs that lead to the upper level.
Entry/Foyer
Living room space, integrated between a horizontal relation of external areas.
The largest single piece of steel in the staircase is 17 feet long and 10 feet tall.
Assembled from 5/8” thick plate steel with white oak treads, the staircase took eight months to fabricate, assemble, and paint.
The home is organized around a central, three-story staircase constructed of 5/8” thick plate steel. The stair acts as a hingepoint for the various programs, with rooms and hallways unfolding from it on every floor.
Stair Riser + Rail Detail
Stair Elevation
Stair
Stair Guard custom fabricated by Davey McEathron Architecture
Upon entering the abode, a sculptural, folded-plate staircase immediately catches the eye.
The Lego stair as a growing playground
The steel staircase is one of the mansion's most unique features.
A staircase with Nordic Oak treads and a slatted steel guardrail.
The new staircase was installed next to old windows on the east wall, and ascends to a light-filled hall above.
The elegant walnut steps are paired with a railing made of natural, hot-roll steel.
The wood floors, white walls, and fresh pastille colored furniture and fabrics imbue the space with a cheerful Mediterranean atmosphere.
The room can be divided in two using full-height, bi-fold doors that sweep across the polished concrete floor as this photograph shows.
A vast, well-lit single space, the ground-floor room is currently used a workspace, but it could be adapted for other purposes.
The interplay of light and shadow draws you into the home.
A skylight runs the length of the stairs, allowing natural light to interact with interior surfaces.
Operable and fixed windows frame views and encourage cross ventilation. “I wanted to work within the limits of ordinary wood construction,” Mohamed says, “so it was a question of how big an opening we could make with wood.” The Kao suspension light is by Bruno Houssin for Artemide.
A view from the upstairs.
"We wanted it to be precision made with industrial materials, but to have an etherial iridescence that was soft to the touch. Through a long process of research and development with the fabricators, we created a finish that would do just this," says Ulanowski.
new bridge and hangout space above
View across the first floor
Potrero Residence Stair
A floating staircase leads up from the common area to the bedrooms.
Intricately-detailed stairs climb the tower, moving from exterior to interior and from more enclosed to more open spaces.

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.