Curved Main Stair

Curved Main Stair

Curved stairs can be elegant, beautiful, and functional.  We design stairs which are curved from bottom to top as well as stairs which only curve a bit.

There are many manufacturers who sell prefab spiral stairs which work well in certain circumstances.  The most common mistake, with those stairs, is to make them too small in diameter, especially in a high traffic location.  We are often asked to replace spiral stairs which are too narrow, with a conventional run of stairs during renovations.

Curved stairs can be breathtaking in their engineering beauty.  They can also be some of the most expensive to build.  If you are looking for a show stopping stair, a curved stair might be the ticket.

Slightly Curved Stair

Slightly Curved Stair

Spiral Stair

Spiral Stair


Walnut Stair

Walnut Stair

Silo Stair

Silo Stair

Detailed Curved Stair

Detailed Curved Stair

Elegant Stair

Elegant Stair

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About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Karen Burchetta February 23, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Absolutely stunning!

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    James Crisp February 23, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Thank you!

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    Dana Wiehl February 23, 2017 at 7:54 am


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    James Crisp February 23, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Like your house.

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    Diana Bier February 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Jim, your designs continue to astound me. Such beauty and simplicity!

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    Barbara H Pierce February 23, 2017 at 9:44 am


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    James Crisp February 23, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Thanks. Enjoy Florida!

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    Maciej Milewski February 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Simplicity and beauty all in one, marvelous.

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    James Crisp February 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you so much!

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    Frank February 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Great work Jimmy!

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    James Crisp February 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    How about those sheep?

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    Harmony Stern February 25, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Stairways to heaven❗️ Your work is unrivaled.

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    James Crisp February 25, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Thanks, that was my senior prom theme.

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