Story by Colleen Hawkes
Photography by Kata Bayer
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An integrated bathroom and bedroom open up to a deck
Resort bathrooms are all about laid-back luxury and going barefoot in paradise. But it's a look that works just as well at home, especially in a subtropical climate.
The remodeling of this master suite was part of a major whole house renovation designed by architect Erik Rudolfsson of Rudolfsson Alliker Associates Architects.
"The original structure on this level was an insignificant pop-top with a large deck on a very large masonry building. It needed more presence on the outside, as well as a completely new suite inside."
Rudolfsson chose to extend the hardwood decking through into the suite, which integrates the bedroom and bathroom.
"The decking right through the bathroom is exactly the same as the decking outside. It is designed so water drains away between the boards. These are far enough apart to allow air movement, which prevents the boards from going black with the damp."
In the bedroom area, the flooring features tongue-and-groove boards, routed to mimic the look of the decking. This ensures the entire floor has a flush appearance. The two rooms can be separated if required by a sliding door.
A freestanding tub is the pièce de résistance in the room. This was designed as a stand-alone, sculptural object – the tub filler is on the ceiling, and the tap on the wall. Similarly, the vanity resembles an item of furniture in engineered stone and blackbutt hardwood.
The toilet and shower area, behind frosted glass doors, is illuminated by skylights.
First published date: 19 June 2013
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|Architect||Erik Rudolfsson RAIA, Rudolfsson Alliker Associates|
|Vanity unit||Quartz surround with blackbutt drawers and panels; manufactured by DJ's Kitchen|
|Faucets||Astra Walker Icon mixers with Dorf Myriad spouts|
|Bath fittings||Astra Walker Icon mixer; Kohler Laminar Flow ceiling-mounted spout|
|Shower enclosure||Frameless glass|
|Shower fittings||Astra Walker Icon mixers, hand shower and ceiling shower|
|Tapware and accessories supplier||Mico|
|Flooring and decking||Blackbutt hardwood|
|Wall tiles||White ceramic|
|Lighting||Light Up Kensington|