Seven Magnificent Staircases that Rise to a New Level of Elegance

Whether gracefully curved or soaring and sculptural, a dramatic staircase creates a glamorous first impression. From classic charm in Greenwich or Cape Cod to boldly ornamental in Houston or above Fifth Avenue, these grand stairways make it easy to make an elegant entrance.

1 of 7 | Tommy Hilfiger’s Castle in the Sky

1 of 7 | Tommy Hilfiger’s Castle in the Sky


A majestic French Renaissance–style penthouse atop the legendary Plaza Residences on Central Park South is a fitting setting for fashion and lifestyle designer Tommy Hilfiger’s one-of-a-kind residence. Central among the 6,050 square feet of grandly proportioned, classically appointed rooms is a dramatic foyer with black lacquer walls, richly hued parquet floors, and a regal red-carpeted spiral staircase with an ornate railing. It rises to the upper-level private quarters, which comprise four restful bedrooms and four full baths.

$50,000,000 | 1 Central Park South Apt 1809 New York, NY 10019 | VIEW LISTING

2 of 7 | Stately Southampton Manor

2 of 7 | Stately Southampton Manor


On approximately four landscaped acres in an exclusive estate community, this impeccable eight-bedroom residence spans roughly 15,500 square feet on three generous levels. In a welcoming foyer filled with windows and light is a dramatic staircase — one of three in the home — that leads to the upper levels beneath a soaring paneled and coffered ceiling. Every space is characterized by desirable modern appointments, opulent details, and state-of-the-art amenities. The property also includes a pool, a guesthouse, a pool house, and a tennis court.

$39,500,000 | 9 Olde Towne Lane Southampton, NY 11968 | VIEW LISTING

3 of 7 | The Point

3 of 7 | The Point


Years in the making, this extraordinary home — a rare offering on 1.89 acres on the Westside of Los Angeles — offers nine bedrooms, 14 baths, formal living and dining rooms, a screening room, a billiards room, and three bars. An impressively scaled foyer boasting a majestic double staircase with a distinctive decorative railing hints at the home’s unique blend of traditional style, modern finishes and amenities, and generous distribution of space.

$35,000,000 | 624 Bonhill Road Los Angeles, CA 90049 | VIEW LISTING

4 of 7 | La Perse

4 of 7 | La Perse


A home of such regal finery as this — a 20,157-square-foot Renaissance-inspired manor in a prestigious gated community in Houston — deserves an appropriately distinguished introduction. Just beyond a majestic two-story entry with a groin-vaulted porte cochère lies a spectacular foyer. Amid surfaces of Crema Marfil marble and beneath a domed ceiling with an antique Baccarat chandelier, a striking floating staircase with an ornate iron rail hints at the masterful craftsmanship and impeccable attention to detail exhibited throughout the home.

$30,000,000 | Houston, TX 77024 | VIEW LISTING

5 of 7 | Encino Elegance

5 of 7 | Encino Elegance


Although this home in Encino is newly constructed, it boasts a timelessly refined style. The impressive level of luxury begins in the foyer, where soaring ceilings, a sweeping double staircase, and a crisp white palette introduce the grandeur that characterize nearly every room of the roughly 14,000-square-foot interiors. Meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail are apparent throughout, from paneling, moldings, and distinctive ceiling treatments to opulent marble surfaces. The estate was designed for California living, with equal attention paid to the fabulous outdoor areas.

$11,999,000 | 4425 Haskell Avenue Encino, CA 91436| VIEW LISTING

6 of 7 | Unprecedented East Hampton Equestrian Compound

6 of 7 | Unprecedented East Hampton Equestrian Compound


On 2.14 acres on a coveted Greenwich lane, this refined renovated Georgian residence exemplifies an ideal blend of classic style and inviting comfort. Living and entertaining spaces — including a handsome wood-paneled library, a gourmet kitchen, and a family room — flank the home’s grand entry, where a spectacular spiral staircase rises beside a Palladian-style window. Rich with hardwood hues and curving gracefully, it offers access to the six upper-level bedrooms.

$6,295,000 | 11 Laurel Lane Greenwich, CT 06830| VIEW LISTING

7 of 7 | Waterfront in Wings Neck

7 of 7 | Waterfront in Wings Neck


A broad sweeping staircase acts as an elegant centerpiece for the main level of this 6,272-square-foot oceanfront estate in Wings Neck. With its warm wood and tastefully turned balusters, it serves as an easy, graceful link between the home’s multiple levels, where nearly every room enjoys views that stretch across the enviable 2.7-acre grounds, the fenced heated swimming pool, and 155 feet of private sandy beach and ocean frontage.

$3,795,000 | 160 Wings Neck Road Bourne, MA 02559 | VIEW LISTING

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