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Simple yet sophisticated,
this symmetrical bathroom
is a timeless sanctuary from
the hustle and bustle of
n keeping with the character and
theme from the colonial era of the
house in which it’s found, Craig Steere
Architects designed this ensuite
bathroom to reflect a sense of balance
and harmony, while ensuring it remains
functional and easy to clean.
A range of alterations and additions were
made to the home in Peppermint Grove to
accommodate the owner’s modern living
requirements. Simplicity and subtlety were
adopted in all areas of the house to reflect
the existing architectural style, and this is
clearly evident in the contemporary charm
and grace of the bathroom.
Constructed by Damian Fewster – who
was the builder and occupier at the time of
renovation – the bathroom space comprises
a large feature bath, ‘his and hers’ vanity
areas and a separate toilet space and
shower concealed behind wall recesses on
both sides of the entry.
The creation of a symmetrical floor plan
accommodates a double vanity on each
side, which frame a freestanding bath
positioned on the central and entry axis.
Throughout the home, a focus was
placed on enhancing natural light,
simplicity and uniformity, while a soft
stone and off-white colour palette was
adopted to offer a more contemporary
sense of space.
Within the ensuite, sandstone tiles
were selected to provide a soft and sensual
atmosphere, while subtle features and
character were achieved through the use of
a limited palette of colours and materials,
following through in all detail elements.
The ensuite bathroom offers a large floor
space and is a controlled balance of nat ural
light, simplicity, uniformity and symmetry
to create a composed space with character,
elegance and charm
Craig Steere Architects (08) 9380 4662.
PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Frith
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