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High definition Tucked beneath the eaves of a new addition to an Arts and Crafts-era house, this master bathroom reflects a bold, slightly masculine design approach Houses built in the 1920s in the Arts and Crafts style have a unique heritage character. So it’s not surprising that most homeowners seek to retain this point of difference when renovating, which is exactly what the owner of this house did. Architect Mona Quinn of Callidus Architects was commissioned to design an extension to the house, which added a new two-storey wing. Part of the upper level was given over to a new master suite, with the bathroom tucked beneath the gabled roof. “It was essential that the new wing look like a seamless part of the original house,” the architect says. “So a lot of the finishes and colours, including the high gloss black vanity, echo other areas of the house. The owner said he wanted square-edged mouldings and architraves, which work well with the Arts and Crafts style.” The square-edged look is also picked up in contemporary fixtures, helping to link the new with the old. One of the most distinctive features of the bathroom is the extensive use of Bisazza mosaic tiles. The pattern was designed for the room and the Facing page: Sloping walls in this new master bathroom follow the gabled roofline of the house. The walls are clad in Bisazza glass mosaics, in a custom-designed pattern that positions darker tiles near the floor and lighter ones at the top of the wall. Above: Although the suite is in a new wing, the architecture echoes the existing Arts and Crafts style of the 1920s house. The contemporary vanity has a black high gloss finish. search | save | share at