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Five-star hotel and resort suites have become a major influence on how we design our own bathrooms. The owners of this new home travel frequently – so when planning the house with designer Mark Gacesa they asked for a master suite that was equal to, or better than, anywhere they had stayed when on their journeys. Gacesa’s response more than met that request, but also produced a space with an impressive sense of continuity, complete with design features that push the boundaries of what we expect in a master suite. Key to the success of the project is the integration of the three zones – bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. “The entire suite connects through the use of materials and design elements,” says Gacesa. “Although this is a big space, it flows beautifully and feels intimate.” One way this is achieved is through the thick bulkhead that forms the ceiling of the central dressing room, and projects over the shower and into the bathroom on one side, and above the bed on the other. Beneath the bulkhead in the bedroom, Preceding pages: All is not as it seems in this master bathroom by designer Mark Gacesa of Ultraspace. Stairs to the bath appear to float above the floor, while the glass between the shower and vanity acts as a one-way mirror. Facing page: Using the same motifs and design elements throughout the space gives a sense of continuity to the master bedroom, dressing room and bathroom beyond. Top and above: Accessed from both sides, the spacious dressing room acts a transition between the bedroom and bathroom. search | save | share at