An open stairway made with metal and light wood is a functional and structural design element in this contemporary space. The glass half walls flanking the staircase provides safety without obstructing the view between the living and dining space.
An open floor plan and open stairway allow this modern cabin to feel cohesive and fluent. The kitchen's custom concrete countertops have a waterfall edge and a low profile, allowing users to enjoy the wooded Alaskan views from different spots in the home.
This sleek, contemporary second story living space boasts beautiful high ceilings for a roomy and open feel. A stairway with metal railings comes straight through the middle of the room creating an interesting floor plan.
A stunning tiered chandelier illuminates this open staircase from top to bottom. The custom light fixture features glass pendants in bold, vivid colors, lending spunk and pizzazz to the classic stairway.
This mission style home promotes and open transition between the indoors and outdoors with gaping french doors. A seating area within the courtyard is ready for entertaining, and an exterior stairway leads to a deck overlooking the courtyard.
Natural light floods this open-concept kitchen from the window above the sink. Opaque glass in the window conceals the stairway on the other side of the wall while still allowing natural light into the space.
The main entrance features two short stairways — one offering access to the main living space and the other offering access to the elevated master bedroom. A wall provides privacy for the master bedroom in the mostly open concept home.
From atop either of the home's two circular stairways, guests can see for miles out onto the open ocean. The four levels of the amazing water design are on display as well, with each one as stunning as the last.
This modern stairway with custom rails is enclosed on one level and open on the next, forming a unique design and bringing maximum light into the home from the airy upper level. Broad windows provide both natural light and sweeping views.
Glass rails open up this modern stairway, all but disappearing against the white walls. An entire wall of the upstairs hallway is used to create an open-plan office space, with built-in bookshelves that emphasize the home's horizontal lines. Loads of windows bring in natural light and showcase the sweeping views.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.