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Mirrored surfaces and a blue glass wardrobe add an illusory element to this new bathroom
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Victorian terrace houses may not have been designed to accommodate master bathrooms, but with a little imagination it is possible to create one that meets all requirements.

To provide such a room in this terraced house, a spare bedroom was sacrificed. With its good proportions and high ceiling, the room offered a great opportunity to create a luxurious master bathroom, says architect Grant Amon.

"However, we did need to remove a fireplace and conceal a chimney before work began," he says.

The bathroom, which was part of an overall renovation project, needed to be well equipped and convey a bit of a wow factor, says Amon.


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View of the mirror cabinets & the vanity top

In keeping with this brief, Amon positioned a dressing room to the right of the bathroom's entrance. Blue glass walls allow glimpses of clothes from within the bathroom.

"It's really a see-through, blue-glass box, which provides quite a funky look to the room," he says. "Its height is emphasized by a vertical wall of tiles at the head of the bathtub."

The bath is positioned as the centerpiece of the bathroom. A walk-in shower is placed between the bath and one wall, with the blue glass of the wardrobe doubling as a shower wall.

To break up the space and emphasize the wet areas of the room, Amon designed a band of blue tiles that crosses the room, taking in the vanity unit, bath and shower.

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Overview of the bathtub & shower

"There are effectively three zones in the room," he says. "There is the entrance zone with the wardrobe, the wet zone highlighted by the band of blue tiles and the dry zone beyond, which is characterized by limestone tiles. These areas also act as transition zones conveying a sense of layered spaces through the bathroom."

The vanity features a custom-designed concrete top with square-edged basins. A mirrored wall above and mirrored cabinetry below enhance the sense that the vanity top is suspended. Faucets jutting out from the mirror add to the floating effect.

Apr 24, 2003
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