VT HOME: Stairway to Heaven

VT Home: Stairway to Heaven

An absolute masterpiece by architect Oscar Niemeyer.

It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home. However, when you really think about it, in multi level dwellings, the stairway is actually the most vital component. It’s the passageway that connects the home, creates unity within, and sets the tone for the entire experience. Even if there is no need for guests to use the staircase (in cases when it leads to bedrooms or other private living quarters), its design can make a very dramatic statement.

If you are in the process of designing your dream house or maybe considering a renovation, make sure your staircase is an impactful design feature that not only opens up your home but also serves as a sculptural form of art. Here are some examples to inspire you.

VT Home: Stairway to Heaven

This organic staircase seems to almost grow out of the natural stone floor.

VT Home: Stairway to Heaven

An origami inspired staircase brightens up a modest country house.

VT Home: Stairway to Heaven

A sculptural geometric handrail design makes this simple staircase extraordinary.