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Luxury living: Spectacular staircases

From California to the Côte d'Azur, 5 homes with signature staircases — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

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  • Morrocroft Manor Charlotte, North Carolina


This European-inspired manor house is located in Morrocroft Estates, one of Charlotte's most prestigious gated enclaves. The six-bedroom main residence is replete with ornate details throughout. The palatial handcrafted staircase is a triumph of design, comprising a suspended stairwell offset by hand-painted panels. Other superb appointments include a spa and gym, a media and billiards room, and two acres of grounds with a tennis court and pool area.

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  • Classically Inspired Villa Oropesa del Mar, Spain


This luxury villa commands 360-degree views of the sea and mountains from an elevated position in Playetes de Bellver, one of Castellón’s most exclusive private resorts. Spanning 9,687 square feet, with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the residence has been built to an exacting standard. Among the grand interior details is a marble and wrought-iron staircase framed by a hand-painted, classically-inspired fresco commissioned by the current owners.

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  • Belle Époque Mansion Le Pradet, France

    Price upon request

This magnificent Belle Époque mansion is surrounded by 7.4 acres of grounds, complete with a private beach, in the charming coastal resort of Le Pradet on the French Riviera. Designed in 1899 by illustrious architect Georges Tersling, the estate presents more than 20,000 square feet of sumptuous interiors lavished with original Second Empire architecture. The grand foyer is no exception — evocative of the great palaces of Europe, it features a frescoed ceiling that crowns a spectacular imperial staircase.

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  • Woodview Estate Orange, California


In the heart of Orange County’s premier equestrian neighbourhood, this elegant estate comprises a beautiful 9,600-square-foot mansion on 1.2 acres of private grounds. Constructed in 2014, the main house blends classical accents, such as a sweeping double staircase and grandly scaled living areas, with state-of-the-art amenities, including smart-home technology, an elevator and a cinema. The landscaped grounds are a recreational haven, with a salt-water pool, a terrace for entertaining and a tennis court.

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  • Shining Hand Ranch Ashland, Oregon

    Price upon request

This 700-acre ranch in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges near Ashland, Oregon, was built to reflect the beauty of the land that surrounds it. Completed in 2016, the 8,880-square-foot eco home was crafted by local artisans. Every detail is exquisite, from its organic curved design to the hand-carved interior accents of exotic wood and river rock. The dazzling foyer boasts a flowing wood floor and the extraordinary staircase features intricately sculpted wood banisters.