Our attention is captured by luxury residences, and the Wall Street Journal's round up of staircases featured in high-end homes is the definition of fancy flights. The round up features multiple story and spiraling staircases, as well as modern stairs that appear to be floating. Some look like trees while others resemble a twisting snake-like structure, and the collection ranges through 20,000-square-foot residences to New England country homes from the 1800s.

Continue to The Wall Street Journal to see the slideshow, pulled from their Mansion archives. The site may require a subscription to view the content.

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