On the Market: Staircases Fit for a Grand Entrance

There’s nothing like walking into a room and making an entrance. Homes with grand staircases allow you to do just that and more—these staircases make their own entrances and command to be noticed. Whether they’re classic regal or chic minimalist in style, geometrical or double, these staircases take center stage as the main attraction.

New York City

11 St. Luke’s Place – West Village, NY | $27,750,000

A minimalist masterpiece, this West Village townhouse is truly one of a kind. 11 St. Luke’s Place nestled on a picturesque tree-lined block, is a newly renovated 5-story single-family townhome with approximately 6,800 square feet of meticulously-finished interior living and an additional 1,400+ square feet of outdoor space, comprised of a large lushly-landscaped garden, private balconies, and fabulous roof deck with a 6-foot marble plunge pool.

Masterfully designed by Gregory Sharp Architect using materials of the highest quality, bespoke finishes and re-calibrated to maximize ceiling heights, this 6 bedroom, 7+ bathroom trophy Mansion captures every imaginable luxury for world-class living and entertaining. All five levels of the home, including the fully finished basement are connected by a geometric black and glass staircase flooded with an abundance of light through the oversized glass skylight.


430 W San Marino Drive, South Beach | $22,650,000

This exquisitely crafted residence on Miami Beach’s Venetian Islands offers a level of design, functionality, and beauty rarely seen in private residential construction today. Secluded, yet enveloped by spectacular sunset vistas of Biscayne Bay, the home is an architectural masterpiece. The floating white oak staircase ending at a 2,300 square foot rooftop lounge, and the fully retractable impact-resistant glass walls create seamless living between indoors and outside. No detail nor luxury is spared, with interior features including a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, a well appointed master suite, the Creston smart home, to the outdoors with negative edge saltwater pool, three outdoor kitchens, and lush native landscaping.

The Hamptons

103 Great Plains Road – Southampton, NY |$18,450,000

Rare opportunity in the desired Estate Section of Southampton Village with mature Olmstead landscaping, room for tennis, on 3.4 acres. This home features spectacular original designed mosaic tiling and a lavish skylight above the grand staircase. This home does not miss one ounce of detail from the formal dining room, a custom-built bar, oversized living room, two wood-burning fireplaces, wrap-around Ipe wood decking, newly installed Gunite pool, pool house. All of the 8 spacious bedrooms feature walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is a perfect private room with everything one would need such as sitting room, his and hers bathrooms connected by steam room shower, multiple walk-in closets, and built-in wall units. The property features a detached three-car garage with a separate two-bedroom apartment perfect for staff or guests as well as a historic garage in the back of the property. The basement is unfinished but has potential with its high ceilings and elevator access from all three floors.


2 Longfellow Lane – Houston, TX | $10,900,000

This Classic Georgian-style estate designed by Harrie T. Lindberg and John Staub in 1921 for the D.D. Peden family is situated behind the gates of Shadyside in one of Houstons most exquisite communities. Comprised of a select 17 homes this jewel is situated on just under two acres. Ageless old Oaks and impeccably groomed landscape surround this one of a kind architectural masterpiece.



7 Carlton Road – Bronxville, NY | $6,975,000

Chateau isle de France in the middle of historic Lawrence Park West, Bronxville. Fall in love as you enter through the custom designed gates to find this brand new architectural masterpiece. Impeccable attention to detail, over 8600 SF w/ 5 br, 6 full & 1 half baths. Smart home technologies, (lynx) outdoor kitchen, heated pool & spa. Jaw dropping foyer w/ custom designed floating staircase, mill work, railings & front door. 1st flr features 12 ft. coffered ceilings, show stopping kitchen, library/family rm, living/dining rm w/ 1 of 3 custom designed fp mantles. Home office plus master w/ en-suite bathroom. 2nd level has 17 ft. ceilings, bonus family room w/ fp, sliding glass doors to deck, & elegant master suite w/ a closet & bathroom fit for royalty. 3 added bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & laundry complete the 2nd level. 4400 add l SF in LL includes wet bar, wine cellar, movie theater w/ state of the art 4k projector & gym. The entire house can be controlled w/ a touch of a button. Sonos system & stealth (invisible) Triad speakers hidden in the walls, infrared cameras, 2 car garage designed for a lift. Landscaped to perfection, low taxes, only 28 minutes to New York City.


221 Millstone Road – Wilton, CT | $2,750,000

Dave Brubeck’s Mid-Century CT Estate is now on the market. Architect Beverley David Thorne designed the house to fit the land, locating it where one can listen to the babbling streams and enjoy the views of nature on this landscaped property, while affording the complete serenity. The house, with its Japanese-inspired gardens enjoys a sense of calm. The handsome, low profile 6,200sf home is understated from the outside – only by stepping into the foyer does its jaw-dropping interior reveal a breathtaking and seamless connection with nature. The step-down living room with a contemporary fireplace overlooks the two babbling brooks and pond accented with fountains. Daves music studio features a soaring 20-foot ceiling, magnificent clerestory wall, sliding patio doors, built-ins and balcony. The formal dining room with sliding doors is enhanced by Shoji screen-doors which open to a wraparound porch and solarium. The flow continues with a study/au pair suite, family room, spacious kitchen and breakfast room with access to the outdoor living spaces. Tree-top water views are enjoyed in the couples master bedroom suite featuring a charming porch, dressing room and full bathroom. 7 more bedrooms (3 en-suite) and 1-1/2 additional bathrooms offer garden-facing windows and custom built-ins. A playroom or exercise room complements an indoor pool with a heated spa. This property is truly magical. Five adjacent lots that span an additional 18 acres are also optionally available for sale.

Long Island

879 Broadway, Woodmere, NY | $4,498,000

Woodsburgh Village is rich in history with a unique and notable past. This one-of-a kind magnificent Woodsburgh Village Estate was originally built in 1913, a year after the village was incorporated. This breathtaking estate with over 8000 square feet is situated on almost an acre of spectacularly landscaped grounds, serenely tucked on strolling grounds with lush gardens, yet a few minutes away from town, and an easy commute to Manhattan. The majestic entry foyer has a grand double staircase which is the focal point this special home. The large flowing rooms with original custom woodwork, floors, banisters and endless oversized windows was lovingly maintained to honor the homes rich history. The exquisite chefs kitchen, breakfast room, butlers pantry, formal dining room, sun room, living room and three powder rooms create a flowing first floor which is perfect for entertaining. There is also office space with a conference room, a dark room, a walk-in vault and an almost 3000 sq ft basement. The second floor of this glorious home has a beautiful private master wing with his and hers separate master baths and walk in closets, a sitting room, a gym and a private balcony overlooking the grounds. There are four additional bedrooms; of which two are en-suite with outdoor space, and there is another full bath. The third floor had 3 large bedrooms, a full bathroom, cedar closet and ample storage space.

401 Centre Island Road, Centre Island | $8,995,000

Introducing Westaways- Many say Long Island’s Golden Age was during the 1920s, but when you visit this grand, ten-acre, waterfront estate that was enjoyed by one family for sixty-six years, you may fall in love with the 1950s. Upon entering this exquisitely maintained Georgian Manor, featuring the gracious, inviting decor of the Post-World War II era, you may feel you are in the setting of a Grace Kelly movie. However, you have entered the home of a beloved wife and mother who, until her passing, lived a storybook life.

Joyce Blaffer, daughter of an art philanthropist and heiress to two oil fortunes, led an extraordinary life from Texas to Paris and then Manhattan. She purchased this magnificent gated estate, with its 10,000-square-foot manor in 1954, which she and her husband, the Marquis de La Begassiere, used as a summer retreat from their home in Paris. After his passing, she and her new husband, Dr. Dietrich von Bothmer, noted curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, continued to use it as a summer residence while living in Manhattan.

About twenty years ago, the arboretum-like Centre Island waterfront property, with guest cottage, 487 -direct beach front, 100-foot deep-water dock, three-car garage, inground Gunite pool with spa and cabana, tennis court, greenhouse, and formal, cutting, and cooks gardens, became their year-round home. Noted for her grace, charm, generosity, remarkable taste, and love of animals and gardens, Joyce was the perfect hostess. Her home today reflects her shining personality. The sunny interior radiates a welcoming charm throughout. Its original hardwood floors, high ceilings pale colors, and gorgeous delicate moldings seem perfect for a seaside home.

Sized for grand year-round entertaining and designed for guests comfort, it offers: expansive bluestone patios, many shaded by striped awnings; an oversized and gracious two-story foyer with twin floating staircases, wraparound balcony, front and rear entries with views of a fountain and the glistening bay; regal living and dining rooms; a delightful spacious solarium; walls of French doors overlooking the water; a cozy library with powder room; a walk-in wet bar, a cheerful kitchen; butlers pantry, and a service area with large laundry room, four more bedrooms, an office, a full bath, two powder rooms, and access to the finished basement; The palatial two-room principal suite with ample closets, covered porch, and bath, shares the second floor with seven additional lovely bedrooms and five sparkling original baths. View 3D virtual tour & floor plan.


7816 Berger Avenue – Playa Del Rey, CA | $7,625,000

Experience a new level of excellence in this ultra-private contemporary utopia perched immediately above the protected Ballona Wetlands featuring 210-degree uninterrupted views from the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Hills, downtown, and beyond. Impressively re-imagined to the highest standards, this award-winning designer showcase home features vibrant, panoramic views from all levels. This privately gated home opens upon a dramatic floating walkway into a palatial 2-story entry surrounded in glass & honed marble with a grand radius staircase. With over 8000SF of unparalleled living & entertaining space, this Playa Del Rey estate is one of the most architecturally significant homes ever offered for sale nearby. Replete with the finest finishes & amenities, this home reveals a professional Chefs kitchen by award-winning Haefele Design, wine room, theater, gym, ample entertaining space, oversized infinity-edge Jacuzzi, elevator, home automation & more. The redefinition of luxury living.


30 S Willow Court – Aspen, CO | $10,950,000

Located on the premier ski-in/ski-out lot on Tiehack at Buttermilk Mountain, this contemporary, 5-bedroom home stands out above its competition. Big views of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands & Tiehack from almost every room. Designed for flawless entertaining & one-level living with wonderful living spaces, multiple decks and over-sized master suite. Perfect for the winter or summer enthusiast, enjoy all-day sun, click-in/click-out skiing & hiking on some of the best trails Aspen has to offer. Generous outdoor space with waterfall, hot tub & outdoor dining. Open kitchen with cozy family room & luxurious master suite with separate office, his & her closets and toilets + washer/dryer. Room to spread out on the lower level in 4 bedroom suites & media/game room. Private, yet 5 minutes to town.

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