This L-shaped set of
stairs has a landing at the bottom, as well as a landing located in the
middle of the stairs.
The lower landing gives you the illusion that you're stepping down into
the room and could have been eliminated by using one more step.
Don't forget that a lower landing could also be added to a stairway
quite easily to provide you with a platform.
Safety Problem with Straight Stairs
If you were at the top of a straight set of stairs and fell down,
there's not much to stop you from falling or sliding all the way down
However on the L-shaped stairway, the stair landing provides you with a