With privacy considerations a top priority, this ensuite bathroom is an integral part of the open-plan space.
This main ensuite bathroom was one of four bathrooms designed and built in this home. Located in a fairly-new home, the owner was keen the bathrooms have a timeless feel which would be hard to date, with an ambiance that was warm and welcoming after a long day. The rest of the home has touches of traditional style with its high ceilings and classic cornices so we used a combination of contemporary, streamlined finishes – such as the freestanding bath – with items that hinted at a time gone by – such as the nickel basin tapware and shower fitting.
A bold, monochrome colour scheme immediately draws your attention upon entering the room which is softened by the open structure of the vanity unit, with its gleaming nickel legs. The floor gives the bathroom amazing visual depth with its shining black surface shot through with veins of white. The floor was actually created from a single slab of Nero Marquina marble that we cut to size on site and laid so the grain was perfectly matched, even over the floor waste.
In such an open plan space, privacy must be carefully considered. We included a sliding glass door, with the centre section frosted white, which provides privacy to the shower and adjoining toilet as needed. It runs along a clever track which took quite a bit of work to have it running smoothly but it was well worth the effort and the owners are very pleased with their new bathroom.
Designed by John Spiteri and built by Brindabella. Photographs: Eliot Cohen for Zeitgeist Photography.