Designed by American garden architect and modernist pioneer Fletcher Steele (1885 - 1971), these amazing steps are modernist landscape masterpiece.
Called Blue Steps, Steele designed it at Naumkeag, large estate in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA, in 1925, where he worked between the 1920s and late 1950s. Naumkeag was designed by noted architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White in 1885 as the summer estate for Joseph Hodges Choate, a prominent New York City attorney and American ambassador to England from 1899 to 1905, and then his daughter Mabel.
Steele designed Blue Steps inspired by classic Renaissance, as well as modernist movement from France. The result is striking landscape structure with blue-painted concrete arches and elegant art-deco style railings.