Bathroom design inspiration from a luxury Cottesloe ensuite
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Luxury retreat

A calming palette dominated by neutral stone makes this Cottesloe ensuite a haven for rest and relaxation.

"It was a result of the client's aspiration for the space and for timelessness in design," architect Craig Steere said.

"We provided the client with robust, low- maintenance finishes that really speak of high-quality spaces."

Key feature include travertine stone and walnut veneers. Feature blade walls highlight and distinguish the more intimate spaces, such as the freestanding bath.

"The floating vanity units provide lightness to the space and offset the sturdiness of the stone," Mr Steere said.

"Hidden finger pulls on the vanity unit were a result of our discipline to reduce the bathroom elements to their minimum detail and really allow the materials to be the forefront of spatial experience."

According to Mr Steere the client likes how the feature sandstone wall elegantly frames the full-height, glazed view behind the freestanding bath, flanked by the floating vanity units on either side.

"A simple detail has gone a long way to add a sense of luxury to the space," he said.

This home was an entrant in the Australian Institute of Architects' WA Architecture Awards.


Grand plan

A sweeping bathroom within a Mosman Park parents’ retreat offers the ultimate luxury, with a spacious floor plan and immaculate finishes.

“The colours, the space, the claw-foot bath and the pendant chandeliers suggest a lavish Parisian hotel bathroom,” Webb & Brown-Neaves design manager Reza Khan said.

“The drapery to separate the dressing room from the vanity area suggests an upper-class women’s boutique and it’s this softness and texture against the whites of the ensuite that make the room feel calm, beautiful and timeless.”

White cabinetry and stone create a bathroom classic in this display home, the Grayson. “Whites are always in fashion, and coupled with a Carrara marble-look floor and wall tile, the look is timeless,” Mr Khan said.

The palette combined with the spacious floor plan creates a space of light and serenity. “Both the WC and shower rooms are big and the bathtub sits under a window where there is plenty of light,” Mr Khan said.

The Duette Double Ended Slipper Bath from Renaissance Bathrooms is an indulgent feature and weighs about 300kg. Created from iron, it retains heat for long soaks in the tub. Mr Khan’s favourite element of the result is the drapery that separates the dressing room from the vanities.

“It’s an elegant and plush new concept for dressing rooms in a home,” he said. “Most would have walls and a door or a pair of doors but this takes it to a whole new level.”


Great outdoors

A crisp palette of stone surfaces and concrete dominate this East Fremantle home’s ensuite.

“A couple live in the house with grown-up children and young grandchildren visiting, so they wanted a very open bathroom and bedroom,” architect Rachel Feldhusen said. “There are no doors and it has a very ‘loft’ feel having a connection to the rest of the house.”

The ensuite sits within the bedroom sphere separated by half-height walls and low partitions, allowing the bathroom to take on ‘borrowed views’ through the bedroom and beyond. “The bathroom vanity faces the river view, which looks through the bedroom, so you can always see the river,” Ms Feldhusen said.

The vanity has mitred edges, so the stone is more a floating sculpted feature than a piece of cabinetwork. “The Argento stone was chosen because it has flecks of rusty red in it, which ties in with the rusted steel screens elsewhere in the design,” Ms Feldhusen said.

“Natural timber drawers and subtle marble features create the rest of the material palette, allowing the transition of space and function to be blurred.”

The bathroom design used naturally textured materials with colours inspired by the outside environment, which have been brought in through the skylight and window for an airy and relaxing result.

This home was an entrant in the Australian Institute of Architects' WA Architecture Awards.

The West Australian

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