Stairways to Heaven

When was the last time you saw the beauty in an ordinary object? Stairs take us to the next level... or bring us down. We spend half our lives running up and down them. Practical and necessary. In the grand old homes of Newport, plantations of the South, Manor Houses and Castles of Europe a staircase was a symbol of wealth and opulence. The art and architecture of a stunning staircase caught the eyes of the beholders. But, even a simple staircase can be transformed into a wondrous and thought provoking piece of art.

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