4 Residential Manhattan Buildings with Eye-Catching Staircases

A staircase is a practical part of any building that exceeds a single story and is often viewed as just a way to get from point A to point B, but it can be so much more. The iconic staircases at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Vessel at Hudson Yards are proof that ascending floors can be stylish, grand, and completely Instagram-worthy. These four residential buildings in Manhattan are serving up sleek staircases that may make you never want to take an elevator again.

100 East Fifty Third Street
Photography by Romy Rodiek

1. 100 East Fifty Third Street
Spread across the 10th and 11th floors of a sparkling Foster + Partners tower, a newly-unveiled condo has two stories, four bedrooms, and four bathrooms. Those two stories of course needed to be connected, and are joined by a unique spiral staircase that is an architectural treat for the eyes. It is intricately crafted from four one-inch thick steel plates to form a single monolith of undulating structure. The home is asking $29.75 million and is listed with Leonard Steinberg of Compass.


12 Warren
Photography by Robert Granoff

2. 12 Warren
Perched in Tribeca’s most avant-garde condominium, a unit dubbed Townhouse South shines with a sculptural staircase that weaves up all three floors. Crafted with board-formed concrete that mirrors the look for the chic building’s bluestone facade, this staircase takes the two-bedroom triplex’s cool factor to a new level. Saving the best for last, this is the only residence still for sale in 12 Warren and it is listed for $3.6 million.


30 Park Place
Photography by Christian Horan

3. 30 Park Place
It makes sense that the tallest tower in Downtown Manhattan should have a show-stopping staircase to further impress. The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences are no doubt lavish, but the base of their prewar building might actually be the crown jewel thanks to this bold and contrastingly modern staircase. Making the walk from the lobby to an upstairs event space a dreamy experience, this staircase is surely no stranger to influencer photo shoots. Architect Robert A.M. Stern crafted the Art Deco-inspired, snakelike masterpiece that slopes slowly up and around for an alluring effect.


56 Leonard
Photography by Alexander Severin Architectural Photography 

4. 56 Leonard
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, this 60-story tower includes 17,000-square feet of private amenities spanning the ninth and tenth floors. Connecting the amenity levels is a one-of-a-kind concrete staircase that exudes modern, urban flair. Blending in serenely with the minimalist style of the shared space, the spiral staircase provides an intriguing way to access the building’s reading space, gym, and indoor pool.