Physical Description Stair Hall
Location:The stair hall is located in the center of Casa Carlucci. The entrance to the stairs lies on the first floor past the foyer, with stairs going up to the second level. Above the stairs, the second floor is open to the roof, where a skylight causes natural light to flood the space. The second floor serves as the most important public area due to its location. There is open circulation space surrounding the stairs, allowing access to nearly every public room on this floor. Because this space is so central, it is also a focal point in Casa Carlucci.
From the foyer, the stairs lead up to the main floor. They are U-shaped with a landing in the middle and a decorative railing going up, which turns into a balustrade on the main floor. Surrounding the stairs on the second and third floors are columns with ionic capitals. This creates an interior peristyle, reminiscent of classical design.
The main material in the stair hall is wood. The stairs, railing, and the floor of the second floor are made of a darker wood inlaid with geometric patterns of wood. Surrounding the staircase itself is a light, butter-yellow wall with simple white paneling. On the wall leading up the stairs, there are multiple paintings on display which feature beautiful landscapes. Against the wall on the landing there is a painting of a mountain over a console table. Flanking these central focal points are one chair on either side and a wall sconces above the chairs.
In the entrance to the stairs there is an eclectic classically ornamented console table against the east wall with a 17th century oak chair on either side with leaf/cartouche carved top rails, padded backs, stuffed seats, and a leaf/carved leg.
On the landing of the staircase there is a marble top console table with two 17th century oak chairs on either side of it with leaf/cartouche carved top rails, padded backs, stuffed seats, leaf/carved leg.
At the top of the staircase reaching the second level, the same two oak 17th century chairs sit on either side of a semicircular console table sitting below a 18th century Giltwood mirror in gilded ornamentation with rounded oblong plates and out flared border glasses.
Majority of the light fixtures throughout the space are chandelier sconces with four light sources that resemble candlesticks with lamp shades resting above. There is crystal ornamentation throughout the fixture, including a green dish sitting below each candlestick and a petal style reaching up the light. Dangling from the green crystal is roughly two inch long triangular prisms of crystal.