This staircase is more than a means to the top floor; rather, its metal rails and floating steps transform the feature into a major point of interest. What's more, the open sides allow even more sunlight to filter throughout the house.
To create additional storage, the master bed is raised to allow for storage underneath; this is called a "Captain's Bed" and is commonly used on boats. A step stool is needed to make the bed accessible.
Square concrete stepping stones appear to float on a shallow pond outside the front door of this modern home. The sharp, angular lines of the steps pair nicely with the home's clean, minimalist exterior.
Antique stone pavers reclaimed from development projects in China cap the knee walls and act as floating steps. The aged patina on these stones is impossible to reproduce since it comes from hundreds of years of use and adds a historical permanence to the garden.
Floating shelves in the dressing area of this white modern spa bathroom allow a perfect place to step out of the shower and grab a towel. Extra bathroom accessories can be stored on the bottom shelf or left empty to use for clothes.
Cantilevered steps give guests the sense that they're floating towards the home's main entrance. Though the structure itself is clearly modern in style, the wood paneling along the exterior and garage helps the home complement its natural environment.