Classic and contemporary elements combine in this bathroom renovation

Richly veined marble walls and floors ensure this serene bathroom in an historic home is in keeping with its setting – in other ways, the feel is more modern

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Simone Bossi and Ignacio Alcalde
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In this bathroom, a classic room-high sash window is matched with marble wall and floor finishes, a modern basin, tub and wall niche, and mirror-fronted cabinetry – part of a makeover of a circa 1890s terrace home by Renato D’Ettorre Architects.

This refined bathroom forms part of a familyhomecreated in the conversion of a three storey Victorian Italianate-style terrace home, c1890, undertaken by architect Renato D’Ettorre.

“The brief was fairly open but the structural integrity of the original walls partly dictated the shape of the interiors, including this bathroom,” says D’Ettorre.


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Part of a makeover of a circa 1890s terrace home by Renato D’Ettorre Architects, this bathroom balances existing traditional elements with more contemporary features.

Preserving the charm of the old was a must and the original floor-to-ceiling, double-hung classical proportioned window achieves this.

The space had to be de-stressing – a calm retreat for mind, body and soul – and D’Ettorre achieved this with a classic palette of veined Carrara marble on the floors and walls.

“The marble is warm underfoot in winter, courtesy of underfloor heating, and pleasingly cool on bare feet through the hotter months.”

By contrast, other elements in the bathroom are more contemporary. A bronze strip-backed recessed shelf with concealed lighting, a clean-lined bath and hand basin, and a mirror-fronted wall cabinet all contribute.

Aug 22, 2018

Credit list

Architect
Renato D’Ettorre, Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Bath and basin
Kartell, by Laufen
Shower fittings
Raindance by Hansgrohe
Floors and walls
Carrara marble slabs
Lighting
Minimal by Buzzi & Buzzi
Wall cabinetry
Mirror-fronted
Taps
Isy Stick by Zucchetti
Toilet
Link by Flaminia
Wall niche
Bronze backed
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner
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