Another contemporary aspect of the room is the laser-cut screen ceiling that floods sunlight from tinted glass down into the bathroom proper. Natural light also filters into the room via the shoji screen-like end wall panels in translucent glass.
The outer panels on these end walls, however, are in an opaque, marble-like finish. “The freestanding bath and complementary organic shaped table-top vanity bowl both have a foot in the past and present – each reflect the soft curves of traditional bathroom whiteware, but with a more shaped, individualistic accent.”
A more specific reference to the period of the original residence is seen in the choice of the classic sconces directly above the tub. Completing the two-tone theme, the bathroom floor is finished in black and white mosaic tile custom made for the project.
Chrome could be considered the third colour in the room, with the rainhead shower, freestanding tub pourer and heated towel rails all in this shiny finish. In fact, you’d be forgiven for missing the heated rails at a glance – these are the vertical ‘handles’ on the tall cabinet.
“The family bathroom, in the original section of the home, has similar finishes and features,” says Klumpp.
Jason Klumpp,Tyrells Architects (now at Studio 23 Design)
Shellee Gordoun Interiors
Porcelain Nero Supreme polished, by Arte Domus
Love Me Floor floor-mounted bathfiller by Paco Jaanson
Aster Maximum Mercury porcelain tiles, Artedomus; Nero Supreme porcelain tiles; Stucco
Mili Pure vertical heated towel rail from Reece
Aniseed by Eveneer and Nero polished tile – by Jim Jeffreys, Carve Interiors
Axa Uno with in-wall cistern, from Reece
Base wall light by Tom Dixon; ceiling mini trim LEDs from Lightbrokers
31 May, 2018