San Remo

Johannesburg has dozens of remarkable staircases inside its houses, hotels, offices, churches, fire stations and apartment buildings. Some are well known while others are more obscure. Below are ten of my favourite. Enjoy! Feel free to send through pics of your favourites.

Stewarts and Lloyds Building / Marshdale House

In 2014 we experienced the majestic spaces of an abandoned (but secured) apartment building in Yeoville. San Remo was designed by the well-known architect Harry Le Roith and completed in 1937. As you will see from the photographs below the staircase is mindblowing and the flagship apartments ooze class. From the roof you can see some illustrious neighbours including Helvetia Court and the famous Yeoville Water Tower. Forget the signs of neglect for a few minutes and enjoy a phenomenal journey through San Remo. [Originally published in 2014]

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