It’s a new year, time to rise to another level, with these stunning staircases.
Designed by Paris-based architect Philippe Rizzotti, this BoutiqueHome is constructed entirely of birch plywood. Soft and understated, its incandescent rooms and cool corridors beg to be explored.
We love the color white for being the most dramatic backdrop for lines and shadows. Sculpted of sandstone and envisioned by the mind of designer Andrew Trotter, this home is surrounded by an olive grove, and the contrast is a visual triumph.
LOFT STUDIOS, FLORENCE, ITALY
Architect Claudio Nardi transformed this former factory into a collection of lofts, combining contemporary design with traditional stone walls, cross vaults and fireplaces. This Escher-esque staircase is a dreamlike near-optical illusion.
Over 100 years old, this country villa sits among olive groves and lush Mediterranean gardens; inside, polished concrete plays with patterns galore. Case in point: this blocky, glossy ascender that’s perfectly complemented by the geometric bench below.
This five-bedroom residence was preserved and modernized with great care and attention to detail. The richness of its materials – traditional stone, oak and terra cotta – and the drama that unfolds from floor to floor make it an architectural layer cake worth experiencing.
Often used in film to depict the move into another dimension, the aerial shot of a spiral staircase is one of our favorite directing moves. Like cinema come to life, be inspired in this green-inflected dream of a luxury hotel in Portugal.
The award-winning restoration of a historic 19th-century townhouse includes a sleek and minimalist staircase that mimics a ladder’s form. Enjoy the gallery of eye-popping art pieces on your way up.
The avant-garde minimalism with bold, playful accents in this Costa Rican villa is a feast for the eyes. Patterns, colors and graphic slats of wood give the space a wonderful kinetic energy.
Architect César Machado Moreira has transformed a three-level, 19th-century townhouse in Portugal into a simple and clean space. Each artful staircase carries you to the summit: a stunning rooftop terrace with views of the river.
For more homes with stunning staircases (and other great design features), explore our collection here.