Rising To The Occasion: 5 Homes With Striking Staircases

From Connecticut to California, these homes are anchored by dramatic staircases—elegantly ornate and crisply contemporary—that provide glamorous introductions and serve as fascinating focal points.

Villa la Marina

This breathtaking Italian-inspired estate is an architectural tour de force. Highlights include a kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a loggia, an outdoor kitchen, an indoor-outdoor bar, a wine cellar, a cigar salon, a theater, and a seven-car garage. In the foyer, a striking staircase with an ornate iron railing links the public spaces with the peaceful private quarters. The lush grounds feature a saltwater infinity-edge pool, a pool house, a guest villa, an amphitheater, a fire pit, fruit trees, and vegetable and herb gardens.

Mediterranean Manor in Texas

On a cul-de-sac in a desirable gated community, this Mediterranean-style residence is replete with custom details. A vaulted, domed ceiling crowns a foyer with tall arched windows and a gracefully curving staircase that provides a dramatic first impression. Beyond are elegant living and dining rooms, a wet bar and wine grotto, a chef’s kitchen, a main-floor owner’s retreat with a walk-in closet and a spa-like bath, a media room, and three guest suites. Two outdoor kitchens accompany the heated saltwater pool and spa.

Filled with glorious light, this five-bedroom home shares its manicured one-acre grounds with a refreshing infinity-edge pool and spa, a tennis court, and an outdoor kitchen and bar. A dazzling contemporary staircase with glass railings and floating treads rises beside a sunny window wall, linking the levels. The 5,300-square-foot residence also offers a formal living and dining rooms, a media room with surround sound, a kitchen with a waterfall Island and top-tier appliances, and a recreation room with a bar and wine room.

Traditional Greenwich Grandeur

Overlooking Partridge Hollow Lake from its 6.13-acre property in a prestigious gated neighborhood, this bright, beautiful 6,124-square-foot manor enjoys idyllic views. A double-height foyer with a butterfly staircase introduces spaces perfectly scaled and appointed for refined living and entertaining: a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a family room with fireplace, a library, a kitchen with a breakfast area, a recreation and billiards room, and a wraparound deck. The park-like grounds offer a pool and a warming fire pit.

Modern Santa Fe Getaway

This impressive property blends modern design, Santa Fe style, and a resort-like ambience. Sited on 1.4 acres with picturesque views of the Jemez and Ortiz Mountains, the 6,184-square-foot residence was remodeled in 2021 with luxurious fixtures and finishes, including seven fireplaces, plaster walls, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Accented with eye-catching tile, a six-foot-wide skylit staircase leads to the 1,200-square-foot primary suite. The backyard features a portal and deck looking out over a lap pool toward the mountains.