Small Staircase Ideas and Designs
Vama Kitchens Ltd
Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop
The internal spirally-shaped staircase wrapping around the two bathrooms leads to the Master bedroom ensuite at the upper level - Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop
APE Architecture and Design Ltd.
Bespoke plywood stairs and storage lead up to a sleeping platform in the eaves. Dark framed artwork pops against neutral brilliant white walls. Rope handrail adds additional texture and interest.
Located at the top of a brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this apartment had a tiny footprint of just 425 feet, but the space stretched vertically for approximately 25 feet, and had access to a roof terrace. Our solution created four separate "living platforms" inserted within the space that provide room for all the essentials and still allow the apartment to feel open and light-filled. The lowest level is an entry and kitchen space, and a few steps up is the main living area. Above the living area is a cantilevered bed pavilion that projects out into the main space, supported on steel beams. A final stair leads up to a roof garden. All the spaces flow into one another, and the idea of distinct "rooms" dissolved. Given the miniscule size of the apartment, every inch of space is put to use. Stairs are not merely for circulation through the apartment, but feature built-in storage cabinetry and drawers below. The main bath and shower, in fact, are also built below the primary staircase. The kitchen features fully concealed appliances, flip up high storage units for easy access, and a countertop that wraps into the main living space, becoming a virtual 'hearth' with built-in entertainment system. There are no traditional closets in the entire apartment. Materials throughout are selected to emphasize the spatial characteristics of the project. The perimeter is light, with painted (existing) brick, glass backsplashes and shelving, and white lacquered kitchen cabinets, stair cabinets, and fittings. The cantilevered bed pavilion is clad in dark wood, and anchors the space - a central object around which everything revolves. A dark wood floor and wood stair treads lead through and around the apartment, spiraling up onto the wood deck at the room. Given the number of built-in features, furnishings are minimal in number, with only a couch, coffee table, bed, and a side chair necessary. Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Amy Lopez-Cepero, Sheryl Jordan, Devin Keyes Photography: Taggart Sorenson Press and Awards AIA Design Award Architizer A+ Award The New York Times "Tiny Homes Hunting" on DIY TV Interior Design "Best of Year"
Stephen Moser Architect
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photos by Anna Positano
Zugai Strudwick Architects
Blackbutt timber stair with concealed drawer storage under. Self closing drawers
GOGO Design Group
Jill Buckner Photography At the top of our clients’ wish-list was a new staircase. To meet their needs, we selected contemporary wrought iron balusters and stained the new staircase handrails the same as the refinished wood floors. Installing a durable, synthetic carpet to withstand heavy use by their beloved dogs was a must. The result is another dramatic focal point in the home. And, replacing a never played piano with a new console table and benches to pull up at larger parties, defines the path to the upstair levels.
Marvin Design Gallery by Eldredge Lumber
Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors open this tiny house up to a larger-than-life ocean view.
Davey McEathron Architecture
Gregory Phillips Architects
Brock Johnson Building Services, Inc.
This basement needed to utilize every square foot of storage. These shaker style doors were built to hide the stored items under the stairs.
Nordy's Construction, Inc.
Stairwell and loft area. Photo by Dan Cutrona Photography
California Closets of Tennessee
Creative shelving above the stairs adds entryway storage in a fresh way.
The smooth plaster underside of the spiral stair unfurls from the ceiling in the rounded corner of the living room. The floor, stair treads, and satellite table are reclaimed white oak. Photo copyright Timothy Bell