Townhouse bathroom includes concealed laundry entered via a hidden door

Slate tile flooring and matching wall tiles combine with a wood batten vanity and accent wall to give this bathroom a warm, natural appeal
Story by: Charles Moxham Photography by: Peter Bennetts
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This is one of two identical bathrooms in an inner-city, two-townhouse corner development created by Grant Amon Architects. The bathroom includes a laundry entered via a hidden door integrated into the batten side wall.

Often the wider design brief for a home trickles down to influence the look of the more intimate spaces as with this modern bathroom, one of two in a townhouse development by architect Grant Amon.

"We designed the two houses located on a prominent corner site with a close integration of materials and forms so they appear as one ambiguous building, down-playing their impact," says Amon. "This included an emphasis on natural materials, including natural woods, concrete floors, metal cladding, recycled bricks and slate tiling. And many of these rugged, honest surfaces continue into the bathrooms, which both include concealed laundries."

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Slate tile flooring and matching wall tiles combine architecture, bathroom, room, black
Slate tile flooring and matching wall tiles combine with a wood batten vanity and wood batten accent wall to give this bathroom a warm, natural appeal.

The bathrooms' heated floors are in a dark, large-format Brazilian slate tile as are the walls, giving these surfaces a moody recessive feel.

Introducing a warm, natural texture to complement the cool tiles, Amon finished both the vanity unit and the wall concealing the laundry doors in cedar battens.

On this townhouse project by Grant Amon Architects, black and white, drawing, font, text, white
On this townhouse project by Grant Amon Architects, a concealed laundry runs along one wall of the bathroom, while the shower zone is set along the opposite side of the space.

"To add another natural, quiet tone to the palette, we specified a teal green solid surface benchtop and splashback for the vanity unit," Amon says.

To set-off the look, the architect chose understated contemporary fittings and accessories. These include chrome tapware, white top-mount basins and a toilet with a concealed cistern and black pan lid.

Jan 30, 2018

Credit list

Architect
Grant Amon Architects
Vanity cabinetry and accent wall
Cedar horizontal
Vanity basins
Laufen Mimo counter basin from Reece
Shower fittings
Nikles Pure 140 2F Rail Shower and Technobili Up Shower Mixer from Reece
Toilet
Laufen Mimo with Soft Close Seat
In-floor heating
Under Tile Electric Heating System
Builder
Lloyd Build
Benchtop and splashback
Pine solid surface by Marblo
Taps
Technobili Up Basin Mixer from Reece
Accessories
Mizu Drift Straight toilet roll holder from Reece, Ideal Standard Tonic towel rail and Mizu Drift soap dish
Lighting
Waterproof LED strip lighting and recessed LED downlight from Studio Italia
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA)

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