McMahon and Nerlich wins the 2023 Trends International Design Awards Australia Architect Bathroom Suite of the Year

Congratulations to McMahon and Nerlich, winner of the 2023 TIDA Australia Architect Bathroom Suite of the Year

Watch a slide show of this winning bathroom suite, with commentary from architect Kate McMahon

Part of a renovation of an Edwardian home that had deteriorated into a poor condition, this main bedroom suite is at the front of the existing structure and celebrates some of its original heritage architectural features.

To make the existing layout work better for the new rooms, a freestanding, timber-lined bedhead was introduced. As well as providing a privacy screen, the bedhead incorporates additional storage and a built-in dressing table. 

This allowed the space needed for the walk-in robe and ensuite to be reduced just enough for them to be tucked into the existing fabric of the house.

The ensuite also takes advantage of the heritage features of the roof, using the extra height resulting from the heritage trusses to create a soaring cathedral ceiling above the bath.

A gently curved finger-tile-clad wall wraps around the bath tub, and peels away at two different radii to create a sculptural shower shelf in the wet area. 

A glazed door connects directly to the private garden, while a  triangular window washes light gently down from above.

The TIDA judges were impressed with the clever approach to the suite’s space planning, with the bedroom offering a tranquil sanctuary and the light-filled ensuite connecting to the garden

Designed by: McMahon and Nerlich

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Dave Kulesza

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