If ever there was a house that had a staircase inside that you wouldn’t have expected, it would be this one. Called House N and designed by Maxwan, and located in The Netherlands, the home is a was originally the holiday home of a concrete factory owner when it was built back in 1938.

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

The original structure was in need of repair, having been battered by seaside air and winds over the decades. After repairs, the home was a little small for its new inhabitants, so extensions were added to the original structure, taking in mind to keep it intact and respect the character.

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

A new living room was added that extended out into the back garden with three walls of glass, creating a new light-filled space that offers views out toward the sea.

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Opposite that is a new minimalist kitchen with more glass walls.

However, the real standout in this house is the staircase. A bespoke, spiraling laser-cut lattice pattern winds up toward the sky, reminiscent of breaking waves:

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan in main architecture  Category

Sketch

Photos by Filip Dujardin.

[via ArchDaily]