Your stairway from heaven
While they are designed to be functional, bridging the gap between floors, staircases can also be a key feature of a home.
Many new and renovated houses are turning to bespoke creations and architectural designs to make a staircase a showstopper.
In Kalinga, the Queenslander owned by the founders of the Story Bridge Climb has a striking custom-built floating timber staircase with some serious wow factor.
Made from iron and wood, the staircase has the feel of a tree, with its branches reaching skyward.
Beyond that, there are beautiful traditional features throughout the house including decorative breezeways, VJ walls, soaring ceilings, french doors and polished timber floors.
The property is listed with Steve Yates of Place New Farm.
In Tarragindi, Ray White Moorooka agents Michelle Huston and Mark Kearns are marketing a Hamptons-style house at 132 Pope St.
Listed for $1.44 million, it has oak flooring and high ceilings, and there is a stunning 6m void encompassing both the living and alfresco area.
The American oak staircase draws the eye, and leads from the open-plan living room and kitchen up to the top floor, which is home to a family sanctuary.
And in Sunnybank, a six-bedroom large family house at 31/141 Station Rd has a jaw-dropping grand staircase that makes a huge statement.
Listed with Emily Xiong of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, the house is situated in the Oasis Gardens community, and the word “regal’’ springs to mind.
The portico at the front of the house opens into a huge foyer with soaring ceilings, an elaborate timber staircase with intricate wrought-iron hand rails, and a chandelier over the 5.6m void.
The vendors of this stunning home are open to offers.