This Paradiso duplex-penthouse mixes elements of modern design all throughout the home. The contemporary staircase is both functional and artistic with a custom glass railing, while the herringbone pattern on the hardwood floor draws the eye to the nearby dining room with large pendant chandeliers facing the outdoor patio.
A spiral staircase leads to the downstairs lounge, which was designed to be more of a creative outlet for artists seeking inspiration. Here, black and white accents offer the perfect foundation for bold patterns, while a cushioned sofa and matching chairs give the owners room to discuss their latest projects.
This eclectic space makes the most of the large open area, acting as a dining room, living room, office area and kitchen, while the open staircase glides upstairs. The white chandelier is the center of attention while a bold patterned rug separates the living and dining area.
Entering this Mediterranean masterpiece, guests are greeted with a beautiful, marble spiral staircase that leads down into an open seating area complete with built-in alcoves to display fine artwork. Lit by a perfectly situated fireplace and a gorgeous glass chandelier, this cozy seating area s perfect for formal entertaining.
This spacious open plan kitchen features traditional white cabinetry paired with a double-tiered breakfast bar and brown wicker stools. Hand-hewn walnut floors lead the way to the nearby dining room, while the other side of the kitchen provides access to a sweeping staircase and the second floor of the home.
Peacock feathers were the inspiration for the Christmas tree and decorations in rock star Dee Snider's home. Metallic shades of blue and green with gold accents can be found on the tree as well as the wreaths, stockings and staircase garland.
A traditional home with a carved wood staircase has a modern white console housing contemporary sculptures. A Victorian-era chandelier in gold is a focal piece, while gallery walls leading up the stairway add dimension to the space.
Even the entrance to the home is grand and elegant. The two-story foyer boasts marble flooring, a marble staircase, an ornate wrought iron railing and a fabulous chandelier that echoes the gold accents found in the handrails. A red and gold upholstered bench adds a luxurious finishing touch to the design.
The staircase in the front turrets leads down to the basement, which houses wine storage and a tasting room with a full bar. Since a new first-level attached garage constructed, the existing below-grade garage became storage and mechanical space, as well as a corridor to the existing basement.
A staircase and walkway leads down the sloped and rocky terrain to an area for lakefront enjoyment, including sunbathing, fishing and boating. The boathouse incorporates rough and smooth materials to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that is at once both vernacular and sophisticated.
Don't be fooled by the rustic, exposed beams and chunky details in this farmhouse kitchen -- it's anything but rudimentary. High-end appliances, elegant task lighting and ample counter space are just what a skilled cook needs to make this kitchen sing. Thankfully, the extra-wide staircase will accommodate a stampede when the dinner bell rings!
A row of skylights looks down into this spacious and elegant dining room. A spiral wooden staircase in the corner adds lovely movement to the design. A long buffet lines one wall providing ample built in, organized storage. A rectangular wooden dining table is surrounded with traditional wooden dining chairs for a refined set up.
A square glass table with X-shaped bases provides seating for a large number of guests while complementing the jagged lines of a modern staircase. Lighting provides drama in the space in the form of a sleek, contemporary pendant, as well as a pair of amber-glass floor lamps that highlight a modern abstract painting.
Modern-meets-eclectic in an expansive, airy sitting room. Mona Lisa smiles from a graphic, red print situated just off the resident laundry room. A myriad of mismatched artwork hangs under gallery spotlights on the far wall. Farther still, a sleek, wood and glass staircase beckons from the far corner of the room.
Designer Susan Brunstrum worked her magic on this great room wall underneath the grand staircase with interesting decorative items that serve to enhance her "mountain modern" theme. She selected a rustic-style console chest for small storage and surrounded it with eclectic knickknacks that add panache to an often-neglected space.
Just off of the grand main staircase sits a luxurious great room, complete with hand-hewn walnut flooring that continues over to the adjacent gourmet kitchen. The large stone fireplace extends from floor to ceiling, while two wicker sofas and matching ottomans boast neutral cushions. Blue throw pillows add a pop of color.
An existing concrete pier was used to hold up a new Ipe wood terrace providing dramatic views of Lake Champlain.
Before, the pier held up a spiral staircase that lead down to the shore. The new owners wanted a more gradual path to the shore, so the pier was repurposed into an overlook.
With its huge portico, soaring stone columns, wrought iron balconies and grand staircase, this mansion in Dallas could easily be mistaken for a palace. Planters overflowing with palm fronds are staggered across the stone steps to draw the eye up to the glittering entrance.