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Raleigh New Home Design Ideas | Staircases that emphasize overlooks

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 @ 13:08 PM

Raleigh New Home Design Ideas

Staircases that emphasize overlooks

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

Tucked away, right up-front or seen from all sides – today’s most sought-after staircases emphasize overlooks.  

An open design makes all the difference:

Take a look at these North Carolina custom homes with stairways topped with dramatic appeal, and get ideas for your own overlook

 

 

Consider these aspects, in the photos below:  

 - Great room, foyer, and loft overlooks

 - Stained oak stepsStaircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

 - Wrought-iron balusters

 - Dual staircases

Staircase Design Example 1: Two-Sided Overlook - Foyer Staircase

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

In this version of the Mastrosimone design, the open, airy theme prevailing throughout the home is emphasized by the dramatic overlook that completes this stairway, tucked just inside the foyer.

The two-sided overlook provides a spectacular view when looking up as well as looking down.

 

 

 

Staircase Design Example 2: Dual Staircase with Overlook

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

In this version of the Cove design, the front-and-center staircase splits into a dual staircase at its landing.

The staircase to the right leads to a loft, with yet another incredible overlook that carries throughout the hallway.

The staircase to the left leads to bedrooms, with a more private approach to its design.

Custom newel posts with oak detailing add dimension to wrought-iron balusters and create contrast with a beautiful look-through.

Click here to request a cost estimate and flyer with floor plan for the Cove.

 

 

Staircase Design Example 3: Two-Sided Overlook - Tucked Away Stairs

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

In this version of the Carwile design, the staircase is tucked around a corner out of sight – and a striking two-sided overlook is left in full view to capture all the attention as the final statement for the Great Room.

 

See another home that uses this staircase design example - the Dugan

 

 

Staircase Design Example 4: Staircase with Foyer Overlook

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this version of the Gershwin design, the staircase is in full view from the foyer, and the overlook is one-sided.

This cost-effective staircase choice makes the most of features chosen to reflect the ambience of the flow-through, including:

 - Stained oak railing and posts

 - Wrought-iron balusters

 - Dramatic view of the two-story barrel vaulted foyer

 

 

 

 

Staircase Design Ideas | Open floor plans with staircase overlooks

To see more examples of custom home floor plans with unique staircase and overlook designs, find Stanton Homes on Pinterest.

Learn staircase design terminology: click here for post-to-post and over-the-post photos and descriptions

More staircase style trends: click here to read about staircase styles from traditional to craftsman.

 

 

 

Contact us about the home you have in mind, and we'll work with you to design and build your Raleigh Custom Home. We can work with you to modify nearly any floorplan to incorporate your favorite staircase design features.

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