We were able to position the huge curved double shower directly behind the custom bedroom suite and (at head-height) create a curved ‘gun-slot’ viewport through to the ocean using a special plexiglass with Corian sills.
The curved wall was clad in Travertine finger tiles both internally and externally and the space is illuminated with vertical runs of coved LED diffused extrusions with dimmable and submersible strip at various lengths set perfectly into the depth, width and length of the finger tiles.
The curved walls and existing raked ceilings added an extra level of difficulty for my expert tiler, as you can imagine.
The vanity and oval-ended vanity wall (also in Travertine finger tiles) creates the back of the walk-in double shower which is flanked by reeded glass panels and a custom floor-standing towel rail, which doubles as stiffening for the glazing.
The vanity itself is a work of art with all the vertical faces of the thermoformed sides, drawers and top created with finely fluted Corian with the Corian basins and top moulding into one.
There are horizontal breaks in timber grain laminate with rebated sweeps that create areas for hand-pulls.
The large oval mirrors with raised timber grain surrounds hinge open to reveal extra deep storage.
The toilet is a full senso-wash system from Duravit.
My homeowner is an absolute enjoyer and connoisseur of ‘bath-time’ – so we had to nail this one thing in particular.
After selecting the perfect shaped tub (many months of visiting suppliers and test-driving) – the creative began.
I wanted to create a feeling that the entire ensuite is a balcony that opens up to the ocean views under and through the surrounding trees.
We were able to open up between two of the vertical portal frames to create a 4m wide window that – at the press of a button – could disappear upward into a cavity to leave the lower section of glass as the balustrade.
This lower section of glass is frosted for complete privacy until fully in the bath – when, at the touch of a button, the glass un-frosts and my homeowner has an uninterrupted view through to the ocean.
There is also a fully automated concealed roller blind for total privacy.
The bath itself is housed within a Corian platform (or hob) with aluminium channel shadow detail to the verticals of travertine finger tiles and illuminate kick.
The bath wall is also Corian with an illuminated recessed section for extra space while seated in the bath.