From Connecticut to California, these homes are anchored by dramatic staircases—elegantly ornate and crisply contemporary—that provide glamorous introductions and serve as fascinating focal points.
Villa la Marina
This breathtaking Italian-inspired estate is an architectural tour de force. Highlights include a kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, a loggia, an outdoor kitchen, an indoor-outdoor bar, a wine cellar, a cigar salon, a theater, and a seven-car garage. In the foyer, a striking staircase with an ornate iron railing links the public spaces with the peaceful private quarters. The lush grounds feature a saltwater infinity-edge pool, a pool house, a guest villa, an amphitheater, a fire pit, fruit trees, and vegetable and herb gardens.
Mediterranean Manor in Texas
On a cul-de-sac in a desirable gated community, this Mediterranean-style residence is replete with custom details. A vaulted, domed ceiling crowns a foyer with tall arched windows and a gracefully curving staircase that provides a dramatic first impression. Beyond are elegant living and dining rooms, a wet bar and wine grotto, a chef’s kitchen, a main-floor owner’s retreat with a walk-in closet and a spa-like bath, a media room, and three guest suites. Two outdoor kitchens accompany the heated saltwater pool and spa.
Filled with glorious light, this five-bedroom home shares its manicured one-acre grounds with a refreshing infinity-edge pool and spa, a tennis court, and an outdoor kitchen and bar. A dazzling contemporary staircase with glass railings and floating treads rises beside a sunny window wall, linking the levels. The 5,300-square-foot residence also offers a formal living and dining rooms, a media room with surround sound, a kitchen with a waterfall Island and top-tier appliances, and a recreation room with a bar and wine room.
Traditional Greenwich Grandeur
Overlooking Partridge Hollow Lake from its 6.13-acre property in a prestigious gated neighborhood, this bright, beautiful 6,124-square-foot manor enjoys idyllic views. A double-height foyer with a butterfly staircase introduces spaces perfectly scaled and appointed for refined living and entertaining: a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a family room with fireplace, a library, a kitchen with a breakfast area, a recreation and billiards room, and a wraparound deck. The park-like grounds offer a pool and a warming fire pit.
Modern Santa Fe Getaway
This impressive property blends modern design, Santa Fe style, and a resort-like ambience. Sited on 1.4 acres with picturesque views of the Jemez and Ortiz Mountains, the 6,184-square-foot residence was remodeled in 2021 with luxurious fixtures and finishes, including seven fireplaces, plaster walls, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Accented with eye-catching tile, a six-foot-wide skylit staircase leads to the 1,200-square-foot primary suite. The backyard features a portal and deck looking out over a lap pool toward the mountains.