Story by Charles Moxham
Photography by Jamie Cobeldick
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This master suite combines natural materials with a chance to get closer to nature itself
The size of an already spacious ensuite bathroom is accentuated still more when two walls – and the ceiling – can be opened up to reveal the scenery and the stars.
This master suite stands at the end of one of two butterfly wings that comprise a substantial home created by architectural designer Cameron Cotton.
"The owners wanted the bathroom to feel removed from the rest of the home, and to have a natural, open aesthetic," says Cotton. "We achieved a connection to the outdoors with large sliding doors, tinted for privacy, and the addition of a louvre system in the ceiling above the tub. A two-way fireplace provides a visual connection to the master bedroom."
Materials add to the open-air feel. Rustic quartz is used as feature exterior cladding and as the finish for both sides of the interior wall of the fireplace. A wood vanity and black pebble surfaces in the shower contribute more touches of nature.
First published date: 07 May 2010
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|Architectural designer||Cameron Cotton ADNZ, Design & Light (Mt Maunganui)|
|Lighting design||Ingrid Cotton, Design & Light|
|Cladding||Alucomat from Symonite|
|Windows||Tasman Commercial Range|
|Louvres||Louvretec from Sunshield Louvres|
|Fire||Two-way fire from Landscape Elements|
|Walls||Rustic quartz from Island Stone, Gem Grey tiles|
|Basin||Keramag Emani from Mico|
|Taps||Nova basin mixer wall from Waterware|
|Floors||Gem Anthracite, honed|
|Awards||ADNZ National Bathroom Award 2009|