The use of the cubby hole under the stairs could work for us.
A good example of a long expanse of this stairway.
Use of glass
A lighter railing using metal.
The half wall with glass.
Metal with drywall at the base.
All metal and closed tread
Similar to what we have as far as stair location and height.
half wall of glass. Could work for us on the stairs to the bedrooms
Another example with a long rise and a half wall at the top. Drywall at the base.
Metal on the balustrades but drywall at the top.
combination drywall and metal