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The Stair Hall

The Stair Hall of Winfield House has transformed drastically over the first twenty-years of this home’s existence. Originally, the staircase was a beautifully cantilevered staircase with a wrong iron balustrade. This was sold in order to pay for the American interpretation in the 1950s. The turned-wood banisters and a swept-up handrail were added in the 1950s. However, the 1969 remodeling work by Haines called for a new staircase to be constructed in a more elegant manner with a wrought-iron and brass railing featuring a lyre motif. It is reminiscent of the original design created for Hutton and is the way that it remains to this day.