This bathroom furthers the peaceful feel of the heritage home it forms part of. The bathing space, by architect Jonathan Smith, is in a new subterranean area of the home and includes a contemporary material to achieve its classic feel.
Located on a cramped, steep site on a busy residential street, the once dilapidated 110-year-old villa had been transformed over a two-year period into a refined, highly functional family home. It now offers a sense of tranquillity and respite from the owners' busy city lifestyle.
And within this context, the new master bathroom provides a favourite place to relax.
The traditional-meets-modern bathroom is part of an entire new downstairs floor created by carving out portions of the villa, addressing major retaining work and adding masonry walls.
"Everything about this bathroom furthers its pampering aesthetic," says Smith. "The first room encountered at the base of the stairs, the bathroom has high windows in opaque glass that offer natural warmth, privacy, and light."
Further in, the room becomes subterranean, adding to the sense of privacy, cosiness, and sanctuary, while the heated concrete floors bring added warmth and a solid, grounded feeling.