Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 7 - Page 91

“This project required careful consideration of all adjoining spaces,” says Duffin. “The exist- ing space was a collection of small rooms that lacked flow and functionality. Doorways were removed and walls reconsidered to achieve a spacious, relaxing master suite that enhances the lifestyle of the owners.” The apartment was on the top floor, so Duffin was able to use the large ceiling void to raise the height of both the bathroom and ward- robe. A coffered ceiling over the shower area hides mechanical ventilation and achieves a well-lit shower space. “The position of existing floors wastes is always a major factor when redesigning an existing bathroom in an apartment. Adding a stepped curved shower wall allows for two shower heads to be set apart from the vanity area, while retaining the fixed waste position.” Storage comes with a high ticket price in a master suite. Here, space was reallocated from the adjoining dining room to increase the foot- print and capacity of the wardrobe. Positioning mirror doors at the end of the wardrobe creates an illusion of increased depth and provides a full length mirror for dressing. Previous pages: Walls were moved and immovable services concealed for this ensuite transformation – part of a whole penthouse renovation by Sublime Architectural Interiors. These pages: An exotic tapestry of porcelain tiles, Platinum Travertine floors, bronze detailing and softly curving stone basins and tub create a space with a sense of luxury, room to move and intimations of Morocco. search | save | share at