His and hers zones add the luxury of space to this striking master suite

With two walk-through robes providing separate but parallel entrances to the master bathroom, this suite has a sense of quiet grandeur

Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Robert Stocco
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Divide and rule – parallel walk-through wardrobes provide dignified dual entries to this master ensuite from the master bedroom. The suite is part of a new residence by Giorgi Architects and Builders

Ever had that morning annoyance of literally crossing paths with your partner in the bathroom when bleary eyes are barely open? Well it’s fair to say that that’s unlikely to be an issue in this spacious, smartly laid out master suite.

The master suite forms part of a new home by developer and homeowner Claude Giorgi. He wanted the master suite to be timeless and classic – offering a striking yet restful ambience.

“And this was partly achieved by the bold, symmetrical layout of the entire suite,” he says.

“Essentially, we created two, double-sided walk-through wardrobes that provide separate but identical, parallel entries into the master bathroom from the master bedroom.”


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In this master ensuite, oval countertop basins on the respective his and hers vanities, echo the form of the sculptural tub centred between them. Handle-free drawers add to the bathroom’s clean-lined almost minimalist aesthetic. A wood panel at the end of the room balances the wood robe cabinetry at the entry to the ensuite. The shower leads off to the right of this panel.

And once in the bathroom, the symmetry is continued, with his and hers vanities and benchtops set apart on opposite sides of the room – so no chance of sleepy early-morning collisions. The shower stall and toilet cubicle are set to the left and right at the end of the generous space.

However the luxury of dedicated personal space is only part of the allure of this ensuite – the material palette is equally appealing.

“Natural stone is used right through the space, from the floors to the feature walls and benchtops,” says Giorgi. “This includes on the two accent walls that rise floor-to-ceiling behind the centre of each vanity.

“In addition, a feature central strip of brick bond stone floor is continued under the freestanding stone tub and up the wall behind it – emphasising the open nature of the space,” says Giorgi

Soft Tuscan chestnut veneer cabinet doors and wall panels add to the enduring elegance and warmth required by the homeowners. The same wood is also used for the bespoke walk-in robes between the two rooms.

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The feature wall behind the bathtub in this master ensuite by Giorgi Architect and Builders continues the strip of feature floor tiling that runs right across the bathroom.

Completing the tonal and material palette, graphite coloured tapware is paired with the above-counter stone basins. These in turn are complemented by the deep-toned benchtops. Graphite-toned heated towel rails also feature.

“Of course plenty of storage space is another kind of luxury,” says Giorgi. “And as well as the walk-through wardrobes and broad, deep vanity drawers, the two banks of mirror-fronted wall cabinets also contain a wealth of storage.”

The upper cabinets include mood lighting, adjustable shelving and internal power points – so the ensuite is as functional as it is arresting.

Last but not least, the master ensuite’s many natural surfaces are bathed in morning light thanks to the inclusion of two high clerestory windows. The two banks of mirrors opposite each other reflect the occupants on into infinity and similarly help optimise natural light play.

Aug 29, 2018

Credit list

Developer
Giorgi Architects and Builders
Basins
Apaiser Sanctum Oval Basin in Diamond White
Cabinetry
Laminex Moose, natural finish; Wood Veneer Urban Tuscan Chestnut, vertical grain, 30% gloss
Wall basin mixer
Pinch progressive wall basin mixer in Graphite finish
Wall tiles
Matt White, Rectified
Flooring
Elias Silver honed tiles
Benchtops and splashbacks
Elias Silver, stone slab, honed
Bath
Apaiser Haven 1800 Freestanding
Tub pourer
Pinch floor bath outlet in Graphite finish
Cabinetry hardware
Blum soft close drawers and hinges
Feature tiles
Elias Silver Honed vertical strips laid in Brick Bond pattern
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathroom Suite – Winner
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