Sleek wood stairs fit with the clean, contemporary aesthetic in the crisp white landing. Sliding glass doors provide an uninterrupted view of the outdoors, and orange chairs add a vibrant dose of color.
Designer Chip Wade of HGTV's Elbow Room used a sturdy rope attached to the wall with chrome ring fasteners as a rustic stair bannister alongside this staircase, which features clean white risers beneath reclaimed wood treads.
The stairs leading to this backyard are paved with two different textures of limestone. The honed surface is used for the steps and wall caps, while a rougher texture is used along the wall face to help break up the smooth surfaces and create visual interest.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
A teak handrail and horizontal cable rails fit in with the urban environment of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse garden and terrace space. It's part of an overall project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville, Va., which won an American Society of Landscape Designers award.