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To achieve this, we combined the dressing room with the bathroom and introduced a row of windows at the end of the space. These look out to a mature oak tree – the leafy view can be seen in the master bedroom and from the entire upper level.” The windows rise above a run of mirrors punctuated by vertical strip task lighting. A curved ceiling adds to the light, airy feel. To optimise use of the space, Italian-made full-height cabinets line the bathroom walls. And while most contain the owners’ clothing, one conveniently houses the laundry chute. An open, glass-topped bureau in dark wood, by the same Italian cabinet company, sits at a rakish angle in the middle of the room, bringing a sense of ample casual space. Overall space planning was critical to achieving the feeling of openness required, says Murray. “At the end of the bathroom – away from the bedroom – we set recessed niches on each side. In one is a spacious modern shower stall with colourbacked glass and in the other, the toilet and bidet.” Both niches have sliding glass doors with chrome fittings that match the upstands. Above left and top: An open bureau takes centre stage in this combined bathroom and dressing room by architect Nick Murray. Italian cabinetry accentuates the height of the room and provides ample storage. Above: The well-connected master suite occupies the new top floor of the contemporary extension. Engineered wood floors feature in most areas of the large home. search | save | share at 97