From grand designs with custom iron millwork to dramatic rich dark-wood models, winding staircases represent the epitome of sophistication. Carefully designed and accessorized, they create a gracious visual introduction to any home. Take a look at five sweeping staircases that are as awe-inspiring as the homes themselves.
1 of 5 | Palm Beach Oceanfront Estate
Sitting on a 1.4-acre site which spans an entire block in Palm Beach, this property provides a welcome sense of privacy while catering to every want and need of today's lifestyle. Just step through the front door and see the stunning marble staircase featuring custom iron millwork brought from France.
$26,500,000 | Palm Beach, FL | View Listing
2 of 5 | Beverly Hills Modernist Compound
Located in prestigious Upper Angelo neighborhood and surrounded by mega estates, this warm, recently redesigned Los Angeles contemporary compound enjoys panoramic views of downtown and the ocean, walls of disappearing glass doors and a spa with waterfall and fire elements. But it is the entrance that will take your breath away. The foyer boasts a dramatic floating curved staircase featuring rich, dark wood panels which create a stunning visual.
$17,000,000 | Beverly Hills, CA | View Listing
3 of 5 | Waterfront Estate with Panoramic Views
Panoramic water views, spectacular sunsets, nearly three acres of luscious grounds and a bay front beach - all this only begins to describe the world class, natural beauty of this custom built Sag Harbor home. From the outside, it is seriously impressive. Step within and be awed by the spacious foyer that stretches to the back of the home, giving way to a beautiful staircase, finished with a gleaming handrail and cast iron spindles.
$10,000,000 | Sag Harbor, NY | View Listing
4 of 5 | Georgian Waterfront Estate
Meticulously renovated in 2006, this exceptional brick Georgian on the waterfront in Greenwich is the ultimate entertainer's home. Take just a few steps beyond the front door for an idea of the home's scale, suggested by the elegant staircase that sweeps up, over and around the foyer. The second floor balcony immediately impresses visitors with the home's openness, accentuated by the warm, understated lighting and wide windows. Beyond lie stunning views of the private lake, pool and tennis court.
$8,695,000 | Greenwich, CT | View Listing
5 of 5 | Houston Estate
Situated on immaculately landscaped grounds overlooking Buffalo Bayou and the 12th hole of Houston Country Club, this glorious European-style estate was designed by renowned architects Ray Levender of Aspen, Colorado and Georgio Vafiadis of Rome, Italy. Their indelible artistic touch is especially felt in the reception hall, where fine finishes from around the world - including Brazilian granite flooring with oak inlays - culminate in a majestic curved staircase featuring brass and iron railings.