Ceiling-high steel-pipe stair rails add industrial character to this staircase in Los Angeles, which also serves as the base for shelving.
Another Los Angeles staircase uses a mishmash of creative elements, including pink walls, a circular decorative wall cutout, rope railing, and cork stairs.
The stairs in a 1967 Ray Kappe-built multilevel house use the beautiful craftsmanship of dovetail jointed edges to accent a modern stairway inside of one of the home’s six concrete towers.
A family in Queens asked their architects to create each space in the character of its occupant, which resulted in a modern, Y-shaped metal banister along the stairs that lead to the living quarters of the homeowners’ son.
A Harlem remodel allowed these homeowners to have some fun with ECOS chalkboard paint under the stairs that lead to a third level. The second floor features a “mushroom wall,” panels made of a cypress and hemlock blend, repurposed from the bedding bins of a mushroom-growing facility.
A tiny window offers climbers of this staircase in an Australian beach home a surprise view. “I love this low-level stair window. It’s at head height when you’re at the bottom of the stairs; it gives you a glimpse of, and connection to, the garden outside,” says architect Will Harkness.
From the multilevel spiral stairs, to the rainbow-colored steps, the decorative detail on the second-floor landing, and the stainless steel railing with glass inset, this London home offers a rather cheerful stairway experience.