Check out these 25 impressive double staircases! They sure make quite the statement!

  • Lawrence Ransom

    Notice all these grand foyers have some kind of stone flooring except #11, it’s got a cheap-ass wood floor, and is easily the least impressive in this collection. It’s good to see that architects haven’t lost sight of the ‘political’ consideration essential in making a home’s first impression. A powerful foyer is a good beginning, but if it’s followed with an equally powerful suite of public rooms – the home scores a knockout on all who behold it.




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    • Bill_N

      It blows my mind that you can tell the wood is cheap-assed just by looking at one photo that isn’t even macrography! The alternatives are that you ran a mass spectrometry analysis on the wood, or else you were standing there with the contractor crew on the day the wood was delivered to the construction site! However the wind blows; a most impressive deduction.
      Or is your problem simply that wood was used instead of stone, and looks out-of-place? I can’t help but wonder if your opinion of the wood would have been that it was cheap-ass if the mansion was a 30,000 square foot Tudor style home??




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      • Lawrence Ransom

        I have no doubt that ood floor probably costs much more than many stone floorings, but it just looks cheap to me. As the Arbiter Of Taste (self-appointed) that’s what matters. As for Tudor, I’ve seen many mansions built in that style with stone floors. But the most egregious error is mistaking the ceiling for the floor and laying the planks overhead. Thankfully that didn’t happen here.




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