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These bathrooms continue the wider home's preoccupation with stone, wood and pleasing connections with the rugged outdoors just beyond the windows

Designed by professional designer Nicholas Mann, AO Architecture

From the professional designer:

Context is everything and these bathrooms form part of a rugged board-formed home set up against a rocky cliff face. The home’s interior extends this palette with concrete, clean white walls and the introduction of timber ceilings to link spaces through the full height doors.

There are strong visual connections with the natural elements outside – from the basalt rockface and leafy green canopies to the waterway on the home’s boundary. In fact, the bathroom windows achieve a picture like framing of the natural world outside.


As with other areas of the home, such
As with other areas of the home, such as the central staircase, the bathrooms are visually connected to the basalt rock cliff face directly behind the home.

In the bathrooms, including the ensuite, the interior timber elements are also taken further, with large-format timber-look porcelain tiles, punctuated only by black, glass and the white of the bath. This complements the pared back material choice used throughout the wider design. 

Nothing here is too perfect; instead, each element offering a slightly different texture, which creates warmth, a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Advanced hardware means the secret pivot door operates
Advanced hardware means the secret pivot door operates smoothly despite its considerable weight.

The hidden door to the ensuite is faced in a 3m high tile which when closed cocoons the bathroom and creates a feeling of privacy and completeness. This door is heavy, but thanks to its hidden hardware and magnetic closers it opens softly and smoothly.

The bathroom lighting provides a gentle wash down the face of the tiles, accentuating their finish. 

The floor to ceiling mirror is 1.8m wide and 3m high. This mirrors the tiles behind and – being full length – is highly practical.

The state-of-the-art systems in the bathrooms complement the home’s snug, air tight construction and high level of insulation. The bathrooms feature hydronic underfloor heating as well as heat recovery and air exchange systems.

Read the house story here

Credit list

Bathroom designer
Benchtop and basin
Qubo ceramic top, by Michel Cesar, from Bathco
Taps, shower fittings, accessories
Progetto Buddy Range, from Plumbline
Toilet
LeVivi York Rimless Comfort Height Suite, from PWL
Wallcoverings
Xlight – Ewood Camel (large format tiles), by Porcelanosa
Ventilation
HRV – Cleanaire
Hot water systems
Chofu heatpump
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Runner Up
Vanity
Qubo by Michel Cesar, MDF, painted, from Bathco
Bath
Vetralla Quarrycast, freestanding, from Robertson
Showerstall
Custom by Metroglass
Flooring
Xlight – Stark Sand (large format tiles), by Porcelanosa
Lighting
Recessed downlights and directional spots / Halcyon
Underfloor heating
Chofu heatpump with PE-RT underfloor pipe, by Multitubo
Blinds
Luxaflex – Plaza Cockatoo, from Mckenzie and Willis

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Simon Larkin

13 Dec, 2020

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