Designed by Landry Design Group (LDG)
Story from Barbara Pressman
The staircase is first-and-foremost a functional element, but Los Angeles-based Landry Design Group has unlocked its tremendous creative potential. The award-winning architectural firm is known worldwide for meticulous interpretations of traditional European styles, bold expressions of Modernism, and a unique transitional style that harmonises disparate themes.
Explaining that the staircase means different things to different people, Landry says: “For some owners, it’s a functional, discreet feature, while for others it makes a statement.”
In a traditional French-inspired home, a grand staircase can fulfil a homeowner’s dreams while modern environments provide opportunities to create something sculptural, says the architect, who adds, “The staircase’s significance varies because it’s a personal feature.”
“The staircase is a reflection of the style of the house and should connect to the design of the residence itself,” says Landry.
For Villa Del Lago, an Italian-style country home in the Santa Monica Mountains, Landry says, “We brought the stone from the exterior inside the stair tower, and the railing is appropriate to that language.”