What is it with staircases? And why am I so addicted to them as we are looking at old houses?
Beautiful staircases have always fascinated me and I thought I’d share some of the ones we’ve seen lately in visiting and looking at old houses for our future move. There are so many different configurations of them and it’s amazing how well they fit architecturally. Here are some interesting styles and layouts:
This one is very elaborate and grand. I love how it floats and its wide steps. I also love the window on the first landing.
This one is much more compact and close to the front door.
This one is a fantastic circular style.
This Victorian example has windows going up the stairs but the steps a little narrow.
I think this is my favorite set of all: The wide U-shape with the large landing and window.
My husband checking it out. Wouldn’t it be gorgeous updated? Yes, the chair lift would have to go!
It has such a solid quality to it.
Okay can you tell I really like this one!!!
A portion of my staircase at La Belle Époque.
Older staircases have such character. I keep thinking of going to one-story for convenience, but I just love interesting staircases. They can be such grand statements in a house. What style is your favorite?
P.S. Don’t know why I sometimes associate staircases in old homes with ghosts and scary things…I guess it’s appropriate at Halloween! Maybe it’s the haunted house shows that have been playing on HGTV this week.