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May 16, 2012

Luxury Staircase Style

Syndicated — You may take the stairs for health purposes, but what about staircases for aesthetic reasons? After all, staircases can make a big, bold statement upon entering a home. And, for movie buffs, significant scenes have been played out on staircases, including Scarlett O'Hara's grand entrances and exits and Rocky's triumph in running up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We found some impressive staircases in homes for sale, ranging from marble spiral staircases to seemingly floating structures. The staircases below will make you feel like a million dollars and have you skipping the elevator more often that not.

Graceful Oval

120 E 70th New York, NY

For sale: $35,000,000

Although this New York townhouse has an elevator, the oval staircase (above) is much more interesting. The staircase forms a spiral up six floors of the home, which was built in 1930, reportedly as a wedding present for Charles C. Auchincloss, a New York lawyer, stockbroker and book collector. The 10,000-square-foot home is one of the largest homes in Manhattan, and with an equally large price tag of $35 million, one of the most expensive.

Rustic Log Staircase

6387 W Sturgeon Rd, Rathdrum ID

For sale: $6,900,000

Built from rustic logs, the staircase of this Idaho home (above) is no less striking than one of polished marble. The 8,400-square-foot home sits on nearly 298 acres and includes panoramic mountain views, and a creek and pond. The luxury home is ultra private and is located only a short distance from popular vacation spot Coeur d'Alene.

Floating in Florida

1611 Beach Ave, Atlantic Beach FL

For sale: $3,800,000

This Atlantic Beach home, and its staircase, are nothing short of dramatic. The steps appear to float as they stretch up to the modern home's next floor. The oceanfront home also has extensive patios, infinity pool and spa.

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