Colours and finishes connect this ensuite to the rest of the home’s interiors

This spa-like master bath offers refined, textural finishes, luxury fixtures and an abundance of storage

​​​​​​​With wall-hung vanities to the left and to architecture, bathroom, cabinetry, countertop, daylighting, floor, interior design, kitchen, room, sink, tile, gray, black
​​​​​​​With wall-hung vanities to the left and to the right, the freestanding tub draws the eye in this master suite transformation by whole-house renovation architects Shawn and Edward Alshut. The floor-to-ceiling solar blinds directly behind the tub create a rich textural backdrop, accentuated by hidden LED lighting.

A Zen-like retreat that reflects the design ofthe rest of the home and offers plenty of storage was the request to architects Shawn and Edward Alshut for this master bathroom renovation.

Before the renovation could commence, an external stair and mechanical lift were built to enable all materials to be brought in through a large second floor window – avoiding damage to the existing interior, says Shawn Alshut.

“We then stripped back all the surfaces to the studs and installed laser-accurate substrates to support the room’s exacting final tile design.”

Existing stained oak floors in this master bedroom bed, bed frame, bedroom, ceiling, floor, furniture, interior design, lighting, mattress, room, suite, wall, black, gray
Existing stained oak floors in this master bedroom inspired the dark-toned porcelain tiles in the adjacent renovated bathroom – all part of a master suite design by Studio A2.

The bathroom has a strong, simple layout with his and her vanities and wall cabinets to the sides when entering from the master bedroom. A freestanding tub creates a focal point under the windows at the end of the room. The shower and toilet are set to the left and right of this.

A Zen-like serenity was achieved through refined, textural finishes and choice of high-end Dornbracht and Hansgrohe fixtures. Various surfaces link the space to the rest of the home.

“The dark ceramic floor tile provides visual continuation of the stained oak floor in the master bedroom, while a zone of textured tile offers slip resistance in the tub and shower areas,” says Edward Alshut. 

“Similarly, the white wall tile provides connection to the white walls in the master bedroom and through the home.”

​​​​​​​Set directly opposite each other, the wall-hung, mirror-fronted bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, cabinetry, countertop, floor, interior design, kitchen, room, sink, gray, black
​​​​​​​Set directly opposite each other, the wall-hung, mirror-fronted medicine cabinets with vertical light strips create an infinity effect in this master bathroom. Cantilevering and underlighting the vanities adds to the master bathroom’s overall sense of space.

Textured wall tiles behind the sink cabinets and to the sides of the tub stand in contrast to the large, white polished wall tiles and connect with the use of texture throughout the interior.

In another refined touch, honed marble is used on most countertops and door jambs, including on the entry to the glass-doored toilet.

The wall-hung vanities, mirror cabinets and a tall hidden storage cabinet near the shower provide ample storage for the bathroom.

Credit list

Shawn Alshut RA, ASID, RID and Edward Alshut AIA – Studio A2 LLC
Picasso, from Maestro Collection, in White, by Hydro Systems
Fonte, cantilevered, Gloss Lacquer Piombo finish, by Rifra
Cabinetry handles
Aluminium finish
MEM, wall-mounted, single-lever Dornbracht Mixer, in chrome
Toilet door
Laminated glass, White with Opacity 4 from Galaxy Glass; with CR Lawrence chrome hinges
Wall tiles, accent
Porcelanosa Park Lineal tiles; metal trim – Porcelanosa, Butech in Anodized Aluminium, Silver,
Neorest 700H elongated toilet
Towel rails
MEM, by Dornbracht
Master bedroom wood flooring
Select Rift cut white oak
Master bedroom wood veneer panel
Dooge Veneer in Fumed Eucalyptus
RW Jordan Construction
Tub filler
Dornbracht, MEM, free-standing tub filler, with cascade spout
Vanity countertop
Lincoln White marble, honed
Axor Massaud Vessel Sink in Alpine White by Hansgrohe
Shower fittings
Axor Citterio 3-jet showerhead by Hansgrohe, in chrome;Axor Starck ShowerHeaven overhead rainhead by Hansgrohe; wall controls Axor Starck by Hansgrohe, in chrome
Wall tiles, general
Porcelanosa porcelain tiles in Crystal White
Floor tiles
Porcelanosa, Urbatek Neo Black, Nature finish; accent tiles, non-slip floor tiles at tub & shower, Porcelanosa, Urbatek Neo Black, Texture finish
Hope pendant from LucePlan; Sesco recessed lighting, LED; medicine cabinet internal lighting, Robern M Series Flat Top; integrated lighting, Robern Inline Collection, vertical; master bedroom table lamps, Clavius table lamp by Axolight
Crystal Weave solar blinds, in Bronze, from The Shade Store
Master bedroom fabric-wrapped panels
Frequency Collection in Shellac, from Luna Textiles

Story by: Charles Moxham

Photography by: Brian Gassel

23 Sep, 2018

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