Upon entering the Bolton, you are met with the spatial expansiveness of a light-filled void that is central to the design of the home. Sheltering the study area from the formal entry, an off-form concrete wall holds the cantilevered treads of the oak staircase.
Facilitating visual connections from the ground floor to the upstairs living areas, the staircase makes the volume and perceptual space larger, carrying your line of sight to the level that waits above. Offering an internal experience to the Melbourne weather extremes, an oversized skylight screened with timber slats hovers delicately above the staircase creating a moving piece of art throughout the day. As the light shifts, the walls, stairwell and flooring are coated in a different shade, shadow or light.