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Staircase Stories

Whether in a terrace or a town house, a mansion or a maisonette – every stairwell and every staircase has it’s own unique story. Abbott-Wade have been collecting some of these stories on our travels around the country; finding out out the reasons for transformations, the history and inspiration of staircases in homes just like yours.

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Stair in Disbelief: Famous Open-Air Staircases of the world

We make no secret of our love for, or fascination with staircases. And while you won’t find an Abbott-Wade staircase on this list, and we certainly would like to refurbish any of them, this is simply a self indulgent collection of open-air staircases from around the world that we love and we know you will too.

the spanish steps, open Air Staircases

Name: The Spanish Steps

Location: Rome, Italy

Number of steps: 135

Interesting note: Not in in the country which the name suggests, the Spanish Steps in fact owe their name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain.

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Stair Slide

It’s not often we recommend an alternative to stairs but we’ll make an exception for this stair slide just this once!

 

 

 

Piano Stairs

66% more subway users used the stairs following the amazing transformation these stairs painted like a piano with an extra musical flourish.

Would more staircases like this encourage you to ditch the escalators and take the stairs?

 

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