Bathing beauty

This bathroom lets bathers take centre stage on a stone podium set behind a static glass curtain
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View of contemporary bedroom and bathroom divided by wall of glass.

Dividing a bedroom and bathroom with a wall of glass lends visual space to each.

The bathroom seen on these pages is a collaboration between bathroom designer Leon House and Mark Rietveld from custom builder Buildwise.


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View of contemporary bedroom and bathroom divided by wall of glass.

"We set the bathroom behind glass and on a pedestal for dramatic impact," says House. "A small gap between the two glass walls allows air and conversation to flow between the bath and bedroom."

The bathroom, which is slightly raised, is finished in Jura travertine in slabs on the floor and walls, and in segmented strips for visual interest behind the vanity.

View of contemporary bedroom and bathroom divided by bathroom, estate, home, interior design, real estate, room, gray
View of contemporary bedroom and bathroom divided by wall of glass.

"Massive, matched stone pieces give the space a substantial presence," says Rietveld. "Less obvious features include retractable blinds for privacy, along with a laundry chute tucked into the cabinetry."

May 07, 2010
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