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What do Titanic, Home Alone, and The Brady Bunch have in common? They'd be good picks to watch with family and friends next week, but that's not what we were going for - they feature iconic scenes centered around grand staircases.

In popular entertainment and New York apartments alike, the right staircase goes beyond mere a set piece to be the centerpiece of the room, a talking point, and the item that sets the tone for the rest of the home upon entry. Many designers and developers recognize this and incorporate them into shared amenity space, but some New Yorkers are lucky enough to have a staircase of their own. Whether located in classic co-ops or new condo construction, the following listings have spectacular staircases in common.

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240 Park Avenue South
240 Park Avenue South Flatiron/Union Square
The Tulip Building, 421 Broome Street
The Tulip Building, 421 Broome Street SoHo
118 East 76th Street
118 East 76th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
The San Remo, 145 Central Park West
The San Remo, 145 Central Park West Central Park West
The Block House, 18 East 76th Street
The Block House, 18 East 76th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
7-Sutton-Square-1 All images of 7 Sutton Square via Will Ellis of DD Reps/The Corcoran Group
7-Sutton-Square-2 Living room
7-Sutton-Square-3 Library
Stately residence in a serene Manhattan enclave enjoys spectacular views, a lush private garden, a gated driveway, and high-quality finishes throughout in the wake of a design by Juan Pablo Molyneaux. Features include a double-height entry foyer, a formal dining room with private terrace, oak paneled library with river views and fireplace, full-floor master suite, roof terrace, gym, and sauna. All levels are connected by a filigreed spiral staircase with a glass rotunda at the top. See floor plan and full details here.

111-West-57th-Street-1 All images of 111 West 57th Street via Douglas Elliman
111-West-57th-Street-2 Kitchen via Peter Murdock
111-West-57th-Street-3 Master bath
Both levels of this dramatic duplex penthouse in a skinny new supertall look out on sweeping views of Central Park and the iconic New York skyline. At the opposite end of the formal Great Hall, an expansive corner kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry, quartzite countertops and backsplash, and state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances. Up the graciously proportioned staircase, the lavish master suite features a sitting room, a wet bar, two dressing rooms, a walk-in closet, and two beautifully finished master baths. See floor plan and full details here.

18-East-76th-Street-1 All images of 18 East 76th Street via Compass
18-East-76th-Street-2 Master bedroom
18-East-76th-Street-3 Private terrace
Known as "The Block House," this historic Upper East Side mansion's majestic marble entrance hall, Corinthian columns, 13' ceilings, and grand central staircase with bronze handrails makes a dramatic first impression. This is further reinforced at the sight of the home's carved panels and medallions, period chandeliers and sconces, lunette windows, herringbone floors, impressive proportions, and seven fireplaces. Additional features include secret cellar, safe room, and private terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

66-East-11th-Street-1 All images of Delos Residences via Douglas Elliman
66-East-11th-Street-2 Master bedroom
66-East-11th-Street-3 Private roof terrace
A direct keyed elevator leads to this masterfully designed penthouse, but the focal point is undoubtedly the custom spiral staircase with wrought-iron railing and floating wooden planks that connects all levels. The crowning glory is a terrace floor with solarium, powder room, and vast outdoor space with several lounge areas and sweeping skyline views. In between, features include 9' arched windows, a chef's kitchen, south-facing master suite, and expansive bedrooms with en suite baths. See floor plan and full details here.

145-Central-Park-West-1 All images of The San Remo via Douglas Elliman
145-Central-Park-West-2 Living room
145-Central-Park-West-3 Bedroom
Triplex penthouse in a legendary Central Park building comprises the top three floors and features wraparound terraces, high ceilings, triple exposures, and expansive views of the park and the skyline. Above the grand living room, the corner master suite has breathtaking views, separate dressing rooms, and the potential for multiple master baths. All levels are connected by an all-wood staircase that gracefully winds around the atrium-like interiors. See floor plan and full details here.

118-East-76th-Street-1 All images of 118 East 76th Street via Douglas Elliman
118-East-76th-Street-2 Parlor
118-East-76th-Street-3 Bedroom
This magnificent Beaux Arts townhouse is structured around a central staircase that spans six levels and is topped by a skylight that floods the home with natural light. The parlor level features a formal living room, cigar bar, and milled library. Above that, the master suite encompasses the entire third floor with a bedroom, sitting room, dressing rooms, and three full baths. See floor plan and full details here.

419-Broome-Street-1 All images of The Tulip Building via Douglas Elliman
419-Broome-Street-2 Living room
419-Broome-Street-3 Kitchen
Located in a landmarked cast-iron condominium, this distinguished home is flooded with light through oversized windows and a massive skylight at the top of the cantilevered black marble staircase. The living room boasts six arched windows, two skylights of its own, and two wood-burning fireplaces. In the wake of the home's extensive renovation, the kitchen features 20' brick barrel-vaulted ceilings, two butler's pantries and wine rooms, and state-of-the-art appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

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740-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 740 Park Avenue via Sotheby's
740-Park-Avenue-2 Living room
740-Park-Avenue-3 Private terrace
Beautifully renovated apartment in a "tower of power" opens up to a sun-splashed windowed gallery with 12' ceilings and a sweeping staircase to connect both levels. The lower level houses a magnificent living room, a library with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room, and a state-of-the-art chef's kitchen. Upstairs, the master suite features a wood-burning fireplace, impressive closet space, a marble bath, and views of the home's private terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

990-Fifth-Avenue-1 All images of 990 Fifth Avenue via Sotheby's
990-Fifth-Avenue-2 Living room
990-Fifth-Avenue-3 Private terrace
Stunning triplex in a Rosario Candela-designed cooperative masterfully combines classic architecture with contemporary style. Upon entry, an elegant gallery with a classic staircase and black marble floor leads to a stunning living room with 10'10" decorative plaster ceiling, wood-carved fireplace, and stunning views of Central Park. The bedrooms are on separate floors for optimal privacy, and an irrigated private terrace has traditional brick planters and Central Park views. See floor plan and full details here.

515-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 515 Park Avenue via Sotheby's
515-Park-Avenue-2 Living room
515-Park-Avenue-3 Screening room
Duplex apartment is in a full-service Park Avenue condominium, but boasts the proportions, interior details, and outdoor space of a mansion. Soaring ceilings, open city views in all directions, distinguished architectural elements, and abundant natural light set this home apart. Additional features include a formal dining room, billiards room, massive eat-in chef's kitchen, super-luxe bedroom suites, home theater, and private terraces. See floor plan and full details here.

240-Park-Avenue-South-1 All images of 240 Park Avenue South via Sotheby's
240-Park-Avenue-2 Dining area and kitchen
240-Park-Avenue-South-3 Private rooftop pool deck
Following a massive renovation, this enormous duplex penthouse is rich in panoramic views, and finishes and materials of the highest quality. A grand gallery leads to a Great Room with 24' ceilings, massive picture windows, gas fireplace, and seamless access to a massive dining area and windowed chef's kitchen. Both levels are connected by a cantilevered oak and floating glass staircase, and the home's crowning glory is a rooftop pavilion with a 30' infinity pool and outdoor kitchen. See floor plan and full details here.

25-Columbus-Circle-1 All images of Time Warner Center via Brown Harris Stevens
25-Columbus-Circle-2 Living room
25-Columbus-Circle-3 Bedroom
Newly renovated duplex in an iconic building boasts impressive proportions, sumptuous materials, and views of Central Park from every room. The entry foyer leads to a living room with direct park views, ventless fireplace, and pocket doors that lead to a media room. A serpentine staircase leads to the bedrooms, all of which enjoy stunning skyline views, extremely generous closet space, and en suite baths with radiant heated floors and high-end finishes and fixtures. See floor plan and full details here.

100-East-53rd-Street-1 All renderings of One Hundred East Fifty Third Street via DBOX
100-East-53rd-Street-2 Kitchen
100-East-53rd-Street-3 Private terrace
Situated in a new architectural masterpiece designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Norman Foster, the focal point of this duplex condo is the intricately crafted staircase that connects both levels. Just off the grand gallery is the massive private terrace, the only private outdoor space in the building. Interior features include chef's kitchen, south-facing master suite, and ultra-private secondary bedrooms with en suite baths. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-69th-Street-1 All images of 15 East 69th Street via Douglas Elliman
15-East-69th-Street-2 Living room
15-East-69th-Street-3 Formal dining room
Housed in the former Westbury Hotel, this magnificent penthouse recalls its building's onetime glory through a grand gallery with marble floors and a marble staircase with custom gilded iron railing. It leads to a grand living room with Old English knotty pine walls, coffered ceilings, fireplace, and access to spacious outdoor terraces. At the northern end, the eat-in kitchen is filled with light from triple exposures and has enough room to cook for and host a full dinner party. See floor plan and full details here.

15-Central-Park-West-1 All images of 15 Central Park West via Brown Harris Stevens
15-Central-Park-West-2 Living room
15-Central-Park-West-3 Library
Exquisite corner penthouse is situated in a contemporary condominium, yet carries on historic architectural traditions with its grand proportions, dramatic central gallery, and spiral staircase to connect both levels. The living room faces Central Park and boasts corner exposure, gas fireplace, and access to a park-facing private terrace. The outdoor space is outfitted with irrigation, lighting, speaker system, and awning that allows it to be enjoyed in all weather. See floor plan and full details here.
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