Stairway to Heaven: Making the Climb Worthwhile with a Statement Staircase

January 19, 2021

The statement staircase has been in the spotlight for quite some time, and for good reason. A creative vision, craftsmanship, and masterful engineering can transform the utilitarian household necessity into a compelling, sculptural showpiece in carved wood, stone and even laser cut steel. Check out a few of our favorite statement staircases from Workshop/APD-designed homes through the years.

DDP 8110 DLM Crop

In our Fifth Avenue Duplex, irresistibly smooth curves take a sophisticated Upper East Side residence to new heights.

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Minimal and chic in Sagaponack, this slatted staircase brings subtle depth and interest to a neutral, modern Hamptons renovation.

GLM Main House McKendree 66

Vibrant pendant lighting and a beachy Jim Kempner installation add color and whimsy to this stairwell in a luxurious private Bahamas Retreat

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This sleek, jaw-dropping staircase in our Nantucket Family Compound shows how a masterful material mix  can elevate an interior.

DDP 8850 Web

In the heart of the West Village, a sculptural steel staircase transitions seamlessly into an undulating mezzanine inspired by birds’ nests.

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In a Turtle Bay Duplex bachelor pad, the bottom stair becomes a custom side table for the living room sofa.

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DDP 4456 Web

A bold painted blue stripe and lovingly restored bannisters create fresh contrast between old and new in this Park Slope Townhouse.