Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Scott Burrows
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Restful and airy, this bathroom combines the solidity of Italian stone with a playful privacy divider
Sometimes a straightforward approach can bring out the best in a bathroom. A simple material palette and division of use can evoke a sense of space and tranquillity.
This bathroom by architect Shaun Lockyer has a modest footprint but still achieves an expansive feel. Several factors contribute to this, says Lockyer.
"Floor and walls are finished in travertine tiles – the uniform look is restful, spa-like and enhances the sense of space. Benchtops are in Italian marble and we specified standing basins to further the resort-like ambience."
In terms of layout, the shower stall is at one end of the long, narrow space and the bath is set into a niche at the other, again accentuating the impression of plenty of room to move.
"The wall-length expanse of mirror doubles the space visually, and the glass shower stall and semi-transparent, acrylic privacy screen avoid blocking extended sightlines," says Lockyer.
Lighting design makes its contribution to the spa-like feel. A set-back ceiling allows light to filter in from above, and placing the glass louvres on high addresses privacy issues – the house is in close proximity to its neighbours.
First published date: 06 February 2013
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