One striking way to thematically unite a multilevel property is with a striking, modernist staircase. A distinct mix of form and function, these transitional spaces can easily transform a simple means of conveyance into an artistic focal point. From a post-modern home in Santa Barbara to a Pebble Beach contemporary masterpiece, these seven properties take the concept to new heights, featuring some of the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring modern staircases imaginable – all while maintaining stunning elegance and luxury.
1 of 7 | Post-Modern Contemporary in Santa Barbara
This epic, three-story home is uniquely designed for sophisticated comfort and ease of living. Inside, you'll find staircases blending expertly stained wood and burnished matte chrome, leading to an impressive foyer. Atop the home sits a magical third story "lookout" tower with spa that opens to the stars. Three private, over-sized guest bedrooms each with balcony.
$25,000,000 | 4305 Marina Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110| View Listing
2 of 7 | Tahitian Inspired Architecture, Modern Amenities
This irresistible, certified "green" estate offers some of the most stunning waterfront views while still employing the latest and greatest in technology and design. Gently curving, swirling staircases of tasteful wood and glass overlook a jaw-dropping view of the clear Florida coastline, while the floor below it shimmers with lillypads. You must see this house to believe it!
$23,850,000 | Manalapan, FL 33462 | View Listing
3 of 7 | Modern Bay Front That Makes a Statement
This striking, recently completed new-build modern home sits directly on the Southampton waterfront, offering 360-degree bay and ocean views. But the real magic is inside, with interiors designed by a noted New York City architect, featuring ultra-modern industrial elements like floating staircases with exposed iron supports.
$22,995,000 | 40 Dune Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 | View Listing
4 of 7 | An Airy, Contemporary House with Innovative Design
A true West Village gem, the dramatic high ceilings of this stunning home allow all floors of the house to be linked physically and visually by unconventional passageways and geometrically positioned staircases, contributing to the striking loft-feel of the house. A center glass atrium and skylights bathe the expansive walls throughout the house with natural indirect light, optimal for large scale artwork.
$12,000,000 | 230 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014 | View Listing
5 of 7 | Iconic and Inventive in San Francisco
Representing all the promise and innovation of the city itself, San Francisco's Light Bridge House possess a poised, natural design confidence, gentle strength and articulates its livability and useful beauty. So much of what makes this home unique is all about transforming the simple act of getting from point A to Point B into something magical: The home's signature features are a bridge linking the home to the street, and a majestic interior bridge engaging the light across soaring interiors, functional living spaces and the outdoors. The classic and sought after layout includes a massive floating stair robust 3 bedroom upper floor, spectacular master with water views.
$4,085,000 | 537 Laidley St, San Francisco, CA 94131 | View Listing
6 of 7 | A Pebble Beach Architectural Masterpiece
Located on the ridge in the Estates area of Pebble Beach, this contemporary masterwork designed by Conrad Sanchez of Conrad Asturi Studios features superb design details, luxury amenities and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The centerpiece of this architectural marvel is a thoroughly modern staircase, all polished stone and sheer glass panes. This is mirrored by the series of artful cast concrete terraces cascade down the back of the property; with two fire pits they are perfect for an entertaining lifestyle.
$8,500,000 | 3900 Ronda Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 | View Listing
7 of 7 | A Smart, Modern Home in Los Angeles
On the cutting edge of modern design and technology, this Los Angeles smart home is like taking a step into the future. In addition to the truly marvelous integration of technology - including a fingerprint recognition front door and automated lighting, music, fireplace and temperature preferences - the gorgeous Italian spiral staircase adds a dramatic character to the spacious open floor plan.