Though their primary function is undoubtedly essential, staircases have the potential to become more than a means to transcend floors and contribute to a guest’s first, and last, impression of a space.
By integrating spirals, floating steps and unique building materials, designers can turn a staircase into a statement piece that elevates the entire home. Read on to discover five unique designs a step above the rest.
Nestled atop Sunridge Plateau, the most exclusive ski-in/ski-out neighborhood that Whistler has to offer, this perfectly situated private home is minutes away from the dynamic offerings of Whistler Village.
Sunridge Drive is undoubtedly the most desirable street within this illustrious development, and Akasha’s slope-side location is truly enviable. What truly makes this home unique is the stunning spiral staircase that wraps around a magnificent 452-year-old, 49-foot log from Gold River on Vancouver Island. This staircase creates a focal point that is truly one-of-a-kind featuring a railing crafted from the cable of the Whistler’s old Red Chair lift—talk about mountain nostalgia.
Historic St. Augustine offers Old World charm, fine dining and miles of pristine undisturbed beaches.
Located within the only guard-gated oceanfront community in St. Augustine, this impressive six bedroom, 5,671 square foot oceanfront retreat embodies the essence of elegance. Tropical palms and sea breezes grace the sunny front porch while marble floors and a striking glass staircase provide a dramatic backdrop to the ethereal infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic.
Wide plank hickory wood floors and stunning cathedral ceilings, finished with tongue and groove pine wood, open to a wall of windows, allowing for breathtaking ocean views. The home’s other amenities include a gym, sauna, and elevator.
This majestic Queen Anne Manor sits proudly on the banks of Lake Ontario. The exterior will immediately catch your eye with impressive landscaping, glass windows, turrets, wrap-around porches, balconies, elaborate gables and monumental chimneys.
Just through the custom leaded glass front doors you’ll find the formal dining room and parlor as you enter into 10,500 square feet of sophistication and extraordinary materials which unfold over four levels all accessible via the grand spiral staircase and elevator.
The fully equipped lower walkout level is ready for entertaining featuring a sitting room, bar with a walk-in wine cellar and English Billiards room. The outdoor living space extends even further to the water’s edge and offers six venues from which to dine.
72 Beverly Park is a brilliant, modern achievement of architecture situated behind the ultra-exclusive gates of Beverly Park North. A flawless contemporary home designed by Richard Landry for mathematician and entrepreneur Norman Zada, this 20,000 square foot compound lies on an exceptional 6.78-acre lot. The main home is exquisitely designed, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a sweeping staircase that cascades between levels with a weightless look and feel.
From the main house follow the futuristic steel-columned bridge where you’ll find a 6,100 square foot, multi-level guest residence and an entertainment pavilion. The grounds are complete with a lap pool and pool house, large pool gazebo, separate plunge pool, paddle tennis court, security pavilion cascading waterfalls and more.
This dual-level penthouse is perched atop the premier Waldorf Astoria Buckhead Residences. The newly constructed property was designed by Harrison Design and offers nothing less than perfect attention to every detail.
The home’s crown jewel is the dramatic, black and white elliptical staircase that connects the two levels.
With 360-degree views, every room in this penthouse offers idyllic vistas as far as the eye can see with even the antiqued-mirror backsplash above the cooktop reflecting broad panoramas. Expansive windows line the living space along with three penthouse ensuites creating a welcoming environment for gatherings of any size or duration.