Privacy from surrounding spaces is essentialwhen considering an open connection between your bedroom and bathroom. However, with that factor addressed, the design rewards can be great.
This master suite forms part of a new home designed by architect Jullian Wilson and built by JSC Prestige Construction. But the owners, Kris and Cassie Johnson, designed the ensuite.
“The suite’s on the upper floor and with a number of corners to turn to enter it there are no direct sightlines into the bedroom or bathroom, so privacy was assured,” says Kris Johnson.
“There are few windows on the side of the home that would have brought natural light into the ensuite, so instead we opened the bathroom to the bedroom. This had the plus of making the entire suite seem lighter and more spacious.”
Teak slats flank both sides of the entry to the bathroom. The wood connects with other similar joinery through the home and also the French oak floors, which were stained for a classic feel.
Straight ahead in the ensuite, a classic double sink is set against a substantial slab of Calacatta marble. This is matched with a series of four mirror cabinets above which reflect the joinery-clad entranceway and again add to the sense of overall spaciousness. Situated between the sinks and mirrors a recessed niche in the luxury stone provides a casual utility shelf.
The double shower stall is in exactly the same proportions as the vanity wall and is directly behind it – so is all-but hidden from view. A toilet cubicle is to one side of the ensuite.
“The other feature of the design is the round soaking tub which is also in direct alignment with the double vanity and the shower stall.”
Cassandra Johnson, CVJ Design
Duravit, from Innode
Soaking tub, from Innode
Sussex and Nobili
Kris and Cassie Johnson
Kris Johnson, JSC Prestige Construction
French oak, stained
17 Jul, 2018