Take the Stairs

Cool stairs around the world… We don’t all love climbing them but when they look this good, it might be worth foregoing the elevator.

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Follow the winding staircase… A fine-tuned sense of balance both vertically and horizontally integrates the interior and exterior spaces of this award-winning house.

cool stairs

Refined modern design aesthetic meets raw, primitive spirit in this all-concrete design. Make your way upwards to the ultimate room with a view.

TOLO HOUSE, CERVA, PORTUGAL

Staggered, Escher-like levels of exterior and interior stairs artfully reveal the cascading forms of this home as they ascend and descend.

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CASA CREUETA, BARCELONA, SPAIN

A stairway in pink, a three-dimensional golden roof and sculptures of trees carved directly into the walls… The only way is up.

CASA DE LANRANJEIRA, PORTO, PORTUGAL

Airy double-height living and dining spaces on the ground floor are perfectly integrated with steps leading to a loft-style sleeping space suspended above.

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ARCHITECTURAL RESIDENCE H, MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS

When utility meets art… Stairs conceived as an independent piece of sculpture drop down from the central mezzanine, almost reaching the white cubes below.

THE PINK HOUSE, AZORES, PORTUGAL

An ancient barn filled with new life offers upside-down living at its most stylish. Ascend to the open-plan living area and a terrace overlooking the gardens.

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CASA MODESTA, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

This small hotel is a crisp modern take on classic Algarve architecture, with all steps leading to the sun-drenched roof terrace.

For more homes with cool stairs, as well as some with elevators, and a wide range of bungalows, browse our collection here.

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