Stairs have the surprising ability to determine how a home feels. They’re seen and used often so having a staircase that stands out is a great way to make your house feel unique. Here are 18 examples of sleek, stylish stairs in modern homes. 1. These wood and black steel stairs almost create an optical illusion if you get too close! Aarhus Residence by Dinesen. Photography by Gert Skærlund A..