Staircase Slide Combo Built By The Coolest Parents Ever

At the request of his children, London architect Alex Michaelis installed a slide next to the staircase in their new eco-friendly dream home.

Here we see on of his children throwing caution to the wind and diving head first down the slide. But it's not just the kids having fun:

"We tend to have a lot of the kids' friends around-they're here perhaps more than at some of the other parents' homes," Michaelis says, adding that even grown-ups can't resist skipping the stairs. "We've been known after a big dinner party to use the slide."

No kidding—this is better than an elevator any day. Although, Michaelis' setup doesn't hold up to Rod Miller's spiral stair slide with fiber optic lighting. [Cookie Mag via Bloesem Kids via Neatorama]