23 Handsome Hallways That Make A Statement

With hallways as beautifully designed as the main rooms, it’s hard to look away from these dazzling spaces.

WALNUT PANELING

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One of the main hallways of this home is lined with walnut paneling, a runner from Azadi Fine Rugs and antique pottery, including 16th-century pieces from Thailand and a 19th-century Chinese water jar from Allan Knight and Associates. At the far end, onyx paneling is a backdrop for antique amphora from Relics. (Tour the home.)

FRENCH FINISH

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The designer installed a collection of custom-sourced and refinished consoles in the home’s gallery-style bedroom hallways. This console is topped with a French mirror with a silver finish and a collection of white ironstone plates. (Tour the home.)

RUSTIC APPEAL

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The entrance hall, which leads to the great room, establishes a rustic tone with oak floors from Modern Group. A distressed bench and an antique drop-leaf table with barley-twist legs contribute to the overall effect. (Tour the home.)

LIGHT AND AIRY

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The light and bright entry foyer and connecting gallery-like space feature Paris Ceramics stone flooring and a series of custom-designed Ironware International Andie lanterns from Holly Hunt. The wallcovering at the end of the far hall–custom textured-linen paper designed by Trove Wallpaper–was also purchased through Holly Hunt. (Tour the home.)

OH SO DRAMATIC

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The dramatic entry hall leads to the public spaces to the left, upstairs to the bedrooms, or straight to the courtyard through custom French doors from CGI Windows & Doors. Furnishings comprise a bench from Amy Perlin Antiques in New York, an 18th-century Florentine mirror from Alhambra Antiques, and a demilune table from Urban Loft. Custom walnut paneling was crafted by Y&Y Wood Design, and oversize travertine flooring is from Keys Granite. (Tour the home.)

THE SIMPLE MODERNIST

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Rather than displaying artwork, a hallway wall supports three LCD screens that cycle through the clients’ family photos. Cyber Technology Group installed the Crestron home automation systems; the rift-sawn-oak floors are from Custom Hardwood Floors. (Tour the home.)

WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL GALLERY

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Designer Rachel Laxer’s chance find of British artist Ian Davenport’s huge acrylic painting happened to work perfectly within the gallery’s dimensions; the Nest ceiling lights are by Salomé de Fontainieu from Galerie Diane de Polignac in Paris. (Tour the home.)

TAKE A STEP INTO PARADISE

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Architects Andrew and Kerstin Fischer made strategic updates to a 1920s Berkeley home and retained key elements of the original structure. Builder Gordon Olson oversaw the construction, which included removing and repairing the entry stairway’s original ironwork. (Tour the home.)

TRADITIONALLY DYNAMIC

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For a Los Angeles house, an exacting blend of furnishings, rare fabrics and bold art creates a dynamic mix. (Tour the home.)

THE MINIMALIST

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A custom floor-to-ceiling walnut door with brass hardware lends a sense of warmth to the board-formed concrete walls of a Paradise Valley house designed inside and out by residential designer Sarah Swartz Wessel and residential designer and general contractor Ethan Wessel. The nearly frameless windows by Portella offer light and views with minimal obstruction. Home automation is by CyberTech. (Tour the home.)

CLEARLY SEEN

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The foyer acts as a gallery for rotating selections from the homeowners’ existing art collection, which hang on a wall clad in rift-sawn white oak using a bespoke suspension system Shafer designed to protect the paneling. A large-scale blue angel, a recent acquisition from Paris, is mounted on a massive Plexiglas base. Jean-Marie Massaud’s Inout bench for Cappellini is a constant in the space. (Tour the home.)

ACROSS THE HALLWAY

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Shirazeh Houshiary’s Blue Cloud, 2015, and Robert Mangold’s Attic Series I-V, 1991, flank a light-filled hallway featuring Fleetwood windows and rugs from Black Sheep Unique. Datum Engineers handled the home’s structural engineering, with civil engineering by Pape-Dawson Engineers. Wally Baker of Casa Verde Landscaping installed the landscaping. (Tour the home.)

EYE-CATCHER

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A hallway wall showcasing Teresita Fernández’s graphite-and-magnet piece, Sfumato (September 18), 2009, leads the way to Alex Prager’s archival pigment prints entitled Eye Series, 2012. The vintage Oushak rug from Black Sheep Unique tops flooring from Wood Co. (Tour the home.)

BUILT-IN MASTERPIECE

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Positioned underneath a floating glass bridge, the lower-level art gallery in this Paradise Valley home features flooring and a wall, both from Concrete Works, that serve as an ideal backdrop for the owners’ contemporary art and sculpture collection. Architect and general contractor Andy Byrnes fabricated the custom steel staircase. (Tour the home.)

LEAD ME TO THE KITCHEN

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Seeded-glass-front cabinetry lines a hall to the kitchen and features Von Morris knuckle hinges and Bauerware knobs. A custom hex-pattern marble from Paris Ceramics defines the floor, while the ceiling moldings are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hearthstone. The pendant is by Holly Hunt. (Tour the home.)

LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN

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There are bleached European-oak plank floors throughout the house, and most of the walls display a textured plaster that catches the sunlight as it pours through the windows. The same split-faced limestone used on the exterior reappears on the walls of the foyer as a way to unify the indoor and outdoor spaces. (Tour the home.)

UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW

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Unobstructed ocean views were of paramount importance and a glass-walled hallway on the second floor helped to achieve that. The railing, from Coconut Grove Glass & Mirror Company, runs past the office area and into the master bedroom, where Andrew Erdos’ photographs from Claire Oliver pull the eye in as much as the panorama outside. (Tour the home.)

CUSTOM INTERIORS

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Custom Wood Interiors and Decorative Metal Arts fabricated the door of a Clyde Hill residence with interior architecture and design by siblings David Lucas and Suzie Lucas. French limestone from Exquisite Surfaces in Sun Valley, California, covers the floor in the entry that opens to the generous living areas. (Tour the home.)

VOLUMIZED CONNECTION

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An elevated bridge creates a connection between the main living area and the master bedroom volume. The white-oak flooring was installed by First, Last & Always, and the windows are by Fleetwood Windows & Doors. (Tour the home.)

DIFFERENT LEVELS

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Architect Steve Wisenbaker designed a Stinson Beach home for Kenny and Erin Werner as three separate structures. The entrance to the building holding the family room is marked by ceilings of western red cedar from Golden State Lumber. (Tour the home.)

AESTHETICALLY PLEASING

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Pitching the paneling on the bridge ceiling transformed the upper hallway into its own space aesthetically. The home builder also worked on the landing design and buried the metal trusses so that they appear to be floating. (Tour the home.)

SLIGHTLY REVEALING

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The edges and boundaries of the house are intentionally softened with seamless interior glass corners that, while blurring the public and private spaces, also reveal elements of the desert. Beds of polished-black Mexican river rock flow from a hallway inside to outside. (Tour the home.)