Steel Staircase Designs & Ideas
Amanda Martocchio Architecture
Reconceived Rye Residence
Michael Moran/OTTO photography. The objective of this award-winning gut renovation was to create a spatially dynamic, light-filled, and energy-efficient home with a strong connection to Long Island Sound. The design strategy is straightforward: a gabled roof covers a central “spine” corridor that terminates with cathedral ceilinged spaces at both ends. The relocated approach and entry deposit visitors into the front hall with its curvilinear, cantilevered stair. A two-story, windowed family gathering space lies ahead – a straight shot to the water beyond. The design challenge was to utilize the existing house footprint and structure, while raising the top of foundation walls to exceed new flood regulations, reconfiguring the spatial organization, and using innovative materials to produce a tight thermal envelope and contemporary yet contextually appropriate facades.
Benjamin and David
Bradley Thiergartner Interiors
Custom Designed Steel and Oak Staircase with Recessed Wall Lights
Lapis Design Partners
Entry hall with metal and wood staircase to third floor. Glass railings provide an opening feeling between floors. Lyptus is used for the flooring and african mahogany for the walls. Photographer: Clark Dugger
Malcolm Davis Architecture
The house and its guest house are a composition of iconic shed volumes sited between Highway 1 to the East and the end of a cul-de-sac to the West. The Eastern façade lends a sense of privacy and protection from the highway, with a smaller entrance, high windows, and thickened wall. The exposed framing of the thickened wall creates a floor to ceiling feature for books in the living room. The Western façade, with large glass barn doors and generous windows, opens the house to the garden, The Sea Ranch, and the ocean beyond. Connecting the two façades, an enclosed central porch serves as a dual entrance and favorite gathering space. With its pizza oven and easy indoor/outdoor connections, the porch becomes an outdoor kitchen, an extension of the main living space, and the heart of the house.
Moore Architects, PC
The new house sits back from the suburban road, a pipe-stem lot hidden in the trees. The owner/building had requested a modern, clean statement of his residence. A single rectangular volume houses the main program: living, dining, kitchen to the north, garage, private bedrooms and baths to the south. Secondary building blocks attached to the west and east faces contain special places: entry, stair, music room and master bath. The double height living room with full height corner windows erodes the solidity of the house, opening it to the outside. The porch, beyond the living room, stretches the house into the landscape, the transition anchored with the double-fronted fireplace. The modern vocabulary of the house is a careful delineation of the parts - cantilevering roofs lift and extend beyond the planar stucco, siding and glazed wall surfaces. Where the house meets ground, crushed stone along the perimeter base mimics the roof lines above, the sharply defined edges of lawn held away from the foundation. The open steel stair stands separate from adjacent walls. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are objects in space - visually (and where possible, physically) disengaged from ceiling, wall and floor. It's the movement through the volumes of space, along surfaces, and out into the landscape, that unifies the house.
Jane Kim Architect
13th St. Penthouse - Staircase / Kitchen
Photo by Alan Tansey This East Village penthouse was designed for nocturnal entertaining. Reclaimed wood lines the walls and counters of the kitchen and dark tones accent the different spaces of the apartment. Brick walls were exposed and the stair was stripped to its raw steel finish. The guest bath shower is lined with textured slate while the floor is clad in striped Moroccan tile.
Steel Staircase Designs & Ideas