Staircases are the first thing you see when you enter a home. They usually make a bold statement; first impressions are everything! They can be double bridal, curved, angled and sometimes (in this case) Y-shaped! Here is a collection of some Y-shaped staircases. They are all located  in homes that we’ve blogged about before.

WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE??     Mine is #9-10

  • Justin

    I like #4. Simple & elegant. #14 is horrible.




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  • Limedaiquar

    Most I hate, but I like #8.

    (Hey, I rhymed! Hoo ha!)




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    • Kenny Forder

      What about #9/#10?!!!! That’s the best one! 😉 haha




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      • Limedaiquar

        Lol, but what makes that staircase is the dome. I GUESS that’s part of the staircase. 😉




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        • James

          YES KENNY I LOVE 9-10 ALSO!!! ITS SOOO BEAUTIFUL AND THE DOME LEAVES ME AWW STRUCK!!! GOOD CHOICE KENNY! 😀




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      • george

        What house is 9 and 10 from. They look familiar.




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        • Lonnie

          It’s located in Mclean,VA on Balls Hill, Rd




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          • george

            Thanks Lonnie




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  • Lonnie

    I first fell in love with the Y shape staircase when I saw Gone With the Wind. The staircase at “Twelve Oaks” was breathtaking.




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  • Jeff P.

    Once again representing the minority view, I really dislike grand foyers with sweeping staircases. When I see one all I think of is what other good uses all that space might have been put to, like an additional bedroom suite or a multi-level library/study. Different strokes for different folks I guess, and if size is no object, why not devote all that space to a room that will receive very little regular use?




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    • Grrrowler

      While you may be the minority, you’re not alone. I also dislike grand foyers with huge staircases. To me, it makes a house more about impressing the guests than being a home. I simply don’t want my home to look like a grand 19th century hotel.




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      • Joejoe509

        Well said my friend




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  • Hugh

    That dome in 9 makes it the best

    #1 is great

    #11 is Scott Storch’s old place




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  • Daniel
    • Lonnie

      Yes Daniel, that’s beautiful!




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    • NOVA Ben

      That’s EXACTLY what I’m talking about in my comment below! Simply Gorgeous. Have you been in any of the gilded age mansions of Newport? They’re wonderful, definitely a must see for anyone with an interest in architecture or gilded age anything.




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      • Lonnie

        I plan to take a trip this fall to check them out. The pictures on the website are spectacular…I can only imagine what they look like in person.




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  • Chris

    Numbers 1, 7, and 16 are my favorites. Number 1 is a favorite because it is very classy and elegant. Number 7 is a favorite because it screams opulence and luxury, something a Y-Shaped staircase should always aim to do in my opinion. I also like number 16 because it isn’t overdone. Its just right.




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  • lambskin

    I get out of breath looking at all those stairs! Tall ceilings mean more stairs!No wonder first floor masters are so common.




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  • Grrrowler

    Number 1 is the only one in the lot that appeals to me. To my eye, it’s the most tasteful of them all.




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  • lee
  • Sheldon

    I like staricase #1, 9 & 10 the best, which house is staircase #1 from?




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    • Jason

      staircase one is in a house in Dallas. I’m not sure of the address, but it’s in a Richard Drummond Davis designed home.




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      • sheldon

        Ok, thanks! 🙂




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  • NOVA Ben

    Y-shaped staircases will always be more tasteful, in my eyes, than the overdone double bridal or horse-shoe staircases. Having said that, I find that the Y-shaped staircase is most elegant when there are large windows at the split point. #1, 5 and 7 achieve that nicely, although the proportions of #7 are wacky and the details too busy. I’d have to say #1 does it the best, I love it. What’s even better is that the window style suggests it might be in a Georgian, and that’s fine by me 🙂




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  • Joejoe509

    Oh boy! I know how much Kenny loves his grand entrances! Personally an entrance should impress, but it shouldn’t overwhelm your guests. It needs to be functional to your family rather than just another piece of art. But most importantly it should introduce your guests to what they can expect to find in the rest of the house. Whether that’s an insane palace or a country home – it still applies.

    #1 is probably my favorite. It’s a little too white, but it’s perhaps the classiest one here.
    #2 is oddly shaped and is too uniform with the wood panelling
    #3 is over the top and I usually don’t like that. But this one appeals to me for some reason. I don’t know why.
    #4 is one of my favorites in this list. It’s a bit boring and that’s sad for a staircase so grand.
    #5 Cookie cutter boring
    #6 I love how the guest is introduced to the bridge before the stairs, but otherwise it’s pretty forgettable. I also love the railings. Very cool. Bring in some color and this could be really nice!
    #7 Wow! Very nice! Now this is my kind of over the top. I would like it more it it were less Disney and more Titanic.
    #8 Too white
    #9/#10 The dome saves it, but the overall package is incredible.
    #11 is interesting, but it’s too bland and too white.
    #12 is compact, European, and intimate. I don’t like how you’re forced into two entrances up top.
    #13 I REALLY like the ceiling, but otherwise it’s boring.
    #14 is the definition of boring. Wow. Worst one here.
    #15 screams early 90’s
    #16 is really grand until you notice the flat 80’s-esque walls. Yuck.




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  • Joejoe509

    This one is interesting:

    Featured on Pricey Pads today:

    http://priceypads.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/stairs.jpg




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  • Cindy

    The stairs are gorgeous but I would like to know which houses are Stairs 2 & Stair 7 from.

    Thanks to anyone who could enlighten me?




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