Celebrating 10 Years of Staircases

March 8, 2022

If you asked what kind of projects we work on most frequently, staircases definitely come to mind, and over the past 10 years, we’ve created some beautiful, and sometimes deceptively complex, designs. Here are just a few of our favorites:

One of our very first projects involved two very different staircases for this luxurious private home. The alternating ship stair we installed in the master bedroom provided access to the owner’s home office. A unique solution for tight spaces, these staircases are great when space is at a premium. The feature stair in the home consists of a tube steel stringer with WT steel risers. The rails are machined at the top and the bottom for a neck down design with no visible welds for a clean finish. 

This S-shaped stair we created for a commercial building in Hamilton, MA, not only challenged our design chops, but also installation skills. Weighing in at over one ton, we installed this massive piece in a finished, tile lobby without any damage to the stair or the existing fixtures. 

Our work to fabricate and install this powder-coated steel and glass stair in a Boston boutique was a feat of both skill and timing. Our team worked in concert with the architect and shop owners to ensure all work was done in time for its grand opening.

A study in contrasts, this stair marries blackened steel rails in mesmerizing geometric shapes with a polished brass handrail and anchors it all with wooden treads from reclaimed barn beams supported by a structural steel beam mono-stringer.

Unison Development purchased this unique condominium for redevelopment in Cambridge, MA and approached us with a preliminary design for a beautiful wood, glass and metal staircase. Wrapped by glass railings and a multitude of windows, the structure is a central showpiece of the home.

Simple and elegant, this custom glass and bronze staircase gives the appearance of floating out from the wall, something that’s no easy feat. The flawless, 20-foot bronze stringer is actually a steel stringer clad in bronze using no visible fasteners, a hallmark common to most of Modern Metal Solutions’ work.

Part of a new home design, this stainless steel, wood and glass staircase is a stunning focal point in this Newport, RI property and one of our most asked-about projects. The stainless steel stringer is built up from two,  ⅜” thick plate featuring a non-directional finish. 

The structural steel carriage hidden beneath the surface of this floating wood and glass staircase is the real story behind a project steeped in fine detail and careful coordination that ultimately creates a deceptively simple design.

These are just a sampling of some of the staircase projects we’ve completed over the past decade. To see more examples of our work, please view our Project Profiles, Gallery, or call us for a consultation.