Covet: Staircases worthy of serious entrance-making

By Jennifer Laing  | May 22, 2015 - 9:59AM

New Yorkers aren't generally fans of stairs, especially if you live on the top floor of a walkup. But when they're within the walls of your own home, they're the—ahem—height of extravagance. These apartments are equipped with staircases so glam, you can be sure to make a grand entrance. 

The focal point of this 7,600-plus-square-foot, four-bedroom penthouse condo at 66 East 11th Street (yours for $30.5 million) isn’t the fireplace nor the tall ceilings nor the private rooftop terrace. It’s this three-story, custom-crafted metal staircase that winds its way from one floor to the next, imbuing the space with serious drama.

This four-bedroom duplex rental at 64 Bank Street boasts an impressive staircase—complete with hardwood steps, contrasting risers and decorative iron balusters—connecting the upper-level bedrooms to the lower-level kitchen, living and dining rooms. Bonus: The space adjacent to it makes an ideal music nook.

Once owned by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, this Upper West Side triplex penthouse at 137 Riverside Drive (on the market for $24 million) has seven bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, multiple outdoor spaces and a handsome staircase befitting its onetime resident.

Stairway to heaven? Maybe. This riser-less steel-and-wood number at 100 Hudson Street (for sale at $9.8 million or rent at $27,000/month) connects the main floor of this 3,500-square-foot duplex to the sky-lit, glass-enclosed living area and terrace above.


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