Use space beneath stairs as a special retreat. With treads nearly the size of trees, this substantial set of floating stairs meld beautifully into the side wall. In this setting, the cantilevered stairs leave open a sitting area underneath the stairs, a perfect little hideaway to read a book.
Cantilevered stairs are possible by tying in some type of structural support (typically steel) into the framing of the house. The stair tread is then attached to this support allowing the stairs to be supported on only one side.