Trends Ideas; Volume 32 No. 6 (A)

Trends Ideas; Volume 32 No. 6 (A)
Home and away;

In a world where the Airbnb is now commonplace this luxurious master suite is used by the owners during the week and by guests in the weekend

Bathrooms often have to meet a variety of owner demands beyond being an easy place to bathe and freshen up. And this dual-use master suite is an excellent case in point. It forms part of a brand new high¬≠ end apartment by (mcmahon and nerlich). The brief from the owners was to create an urban oasis which would be their home during the week and leased for corporate stays in the weekend,” say Nerlich. “The main challenge was to arrange storage and circulation to seamlessly integrate secure areas for owner storage when the apartment was let.” In the master suite this was achieved by having walk-in robe joinery doors that can be completely secured – hiding their presence. Guests instead use the wall robe, unaware of the secret room behind them.

The suite was to have a resort-like feel, including a feature operable wall which opens the ensuite to the bedroom and views through to the balcony beyond. In terms of material and colour, the bathroom has a natural grey-brown palette – seen in the large-format stone floor and wall tiles, the Kimberly Brown granite benchtop and prominent grout lines. As well as the luxurious look of stone, the bathroom has flush thresholds, mitred corners and a slot-drain at the wall line – all adding to the resort-like feel. Adding and to the bathrooms’ seamless design, the plumbing for the shower, toilet and basin is concealed in the built-out wall that runs behind the shower and vanity. Indirect warm low-level strip-lighting in the cnsuite and wall spots in the bedroom and robe complete the resort-like feel.

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