Polished marble floors, interior columns and a foyer with a sweeping curved stair rail and cloud-painted dome bring unmistakable elegance to this Washington home. The 10-acre property features an expansive list of amenities, from a theater room and library to an exercise room and elevator. Neutral walls throughout create a harmonious palette.
Unfortunately, the condition of the original stairs was such that the stairs themselves could not be repaired, but the original configuration was kept intact and the original curved handrail was able to be salvaged. The new iron railing was "built around" the original banister.
The detailing on the stairs down to the lower level media room reflects the style of this home. Right off the stairs sits a built-in cabinet that holds a home theater system with a large 65-inch curved smart TV that can be enjoyed from different angles.
The curved back of the sofa in this Mediterranean-style living room thoughtfully echoes the gentle curve of the stairs in the adjacent room. The dark wood of the doors and exposed ceiling beams grounds and further dignifies the space.
The grand winding staircase in this rustic mountain retreat in North Carolina is constructed using large solid logs that have been curved to the stairs shape with log stair treads mounted on them. The stairway leads to an upper level with a cut out circle surrounding a chandelier comprised of antler sheds.