Form follows function, with a little flair on the side. These local mountain-home staircases (quite literally) step up the game, melding multiple levels of space with thoughtful design and progressive style.
This three-story staircase, designed by the architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, is a showstopping statement piece with its bold-red zigzag-shaped structure in an Independence Pass house. The bold cut of steel not only adds style to the steps, it also directs more light into the lower-level space. The steel was fabricated in two pieces, craned into place, welded together and then finished with primer to create a “smooth, uninterrupted finish,” says Ray Calabro, design principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The firm’s custom-designed steel handrail rests on the stone wall adjacent to the cantilevered wood stairs, connecting the upper level containing the living, dining, kitchen and master suite with the garage, kids’ bedrooms and mudroom.