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“It was a challenge during the restoration process to communicate the overall aesthetic we wanted to achieve with the build team,” Gledstone says. “It was a non-standard finish and often a process of trial and error. So, during the construction process it was harder to see when surfaces were at their desired level of finish—we had a strong presence on-site and would stick signs to walls saying ‘This is finished!‘”
Inside, a suspended staircase rises up past the couple’s bookcase over a well-lit seating nook.  Aalto stools by Artek join Eames molded plywood dining chairs by Herman Miller to give an especially modern touch to the kitchen.
A staircase leads up from the common areas to the bedrooms.
The home’s materials evoke the Australian landscape. Basaltina countertops echo Melbourne's blue stone, while bespoke joinery elements—including windows and stairs—are made with Australian hardwoods. The blackened timber that envelops the building and frames the kitchen evokes the black trunks of the Xanthorrhoea trees that now grow in the new courtyard.
Floating against birch paneling, the main stair incorporates treads salvaged from old barn wood.
A staircase lined with earthen walls leads from the entrance to the lower-level living areas and courtyard. “Rammed earth has a beautiful texture,” says Simpson. “If you get oblique light across it, tiny shadows form. It’s quite stunning.” The handrail was designed by Nigel and made by English blacksmith Spencer Larcombe; the pendants are by Bruck.
Of the addition, which holds two bedrooms, a study, and a bathroom, Erik says, “We wanted it to feel connected and integrated on the interior but read as a new, distinct volume on the exterior.”
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The stepped seating area adjacent to the radio station creates a community feel and encourages a multi-layered social experience.
Old and new merged in the design of Village House. During building, ORA and their collaborative team opted for using conventional cellular concrete blocks for the walls and staircase.
The light-filled stairway leads up to the an office and master bedroom.
The design of Gregory Creek Residence was developed through an organic process. It evolved with ongoing client participation, was nurtured by in-studio group design sessions, and fine-tuned during a collaborative construction process. The home's staircase winds up several levels, imitating the visual flow Gettliffe Architecture sought after in the design process.
The other three levels are home to three bedrooms, each with a private bath.
Open stair treads keep the interior feeling light. A print of "Lady From The Orient" by Vladimir Tretchikoff catches the eye.
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.
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.
The geometry of the spherical intersections becomes apparent at the entry porch, where an orb of wood welcomes visitors.
The apartment sits on two floors and it offers views of the London skyline.
A stained concrete floor gleams throughout the first floor.
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 long, wood stairs appear as a screen, quietly revealing artwork between levels and spaces.
The grand, open tread wood staircase vertically connects the three floor plates, while creating an open and transparent connection between them all.
Porosity and transparency define the "arteries" that display artwork, connect the floors, and reveal moments of awe.
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.
The steel balustrade of the staircase complements the industrial-style Crittall windows used throughout the house.
A contemporary iron and wood staircase leads up to a small loft where the owners can relax and listen to music.
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.
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 staircase features walnut treads and black steel railings.
The windows frame beautiful views of the outdoors.
A strategically placed skylight floods the stairway core of the home with natural light.
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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.

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.