Trends New Zealand Volume 34 No 4 - Page 19

Architect: Renato D’Ettorre, Renato D’Ettorre Architects Wall cabinetry: Mirror-fronted Bath and basin: Kartell, by Laufen Taps: Isy Stick by Zucchetti Shower fittings: Raindance by Hansgrohe Toilet: Link by Flaminia Floors and walls: Carrara marble slabs Wall niche: Bronze backed Lighting: Minimal by Buzzi & Buzzi Awards Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Simone Bossi and Ignacio Alcalde This refined bathroom forms part of a family home created in the conversion of a three storey Victorian Italianate-style terrace home, c1890, undertaken by architect Renato D’Ettorre. “The brief was fairly open but the structural integrity of the original walls partly dictated the shape of the interiors, including this bathroom,” says D’Ettorre. Preserving the charm of the old was a must and the original floor-to-ceiling, double-hung classical proportioned window achieves this. The space had to be de-stressing – a calm retreat for mind, body and soul – and D’Ettorre achieved this with a classic palette of veined Carrara marble on the floors and walls. “The marble is warm underfoot in winter, courtesy of underfloor heating, and pleasingly cool on bare feet through the hotter months.” By contrast, other elements in the bathroom are more contemporary. A bronze strip-backed recessed shelf with concealed lighting, a clean- lined bath and hand basin, and a mirror-fronted wall cabinet all contribute. save and share online: search 259300908 at Previous pages and facing page: In this bathroom, a classic room- high sash window is matched with marble wall and floor finishes, a modern basin, tub and wall niche, and mirror-fronted cabinetry – part of a makeover of a circa 1890s terrace home by Renato D’Ettorre Architects. Above: The family bathroom’s clean- lined aesthetic also makes it easy to maintain. Given the available width, the bathtub and shower operate as a wet area with no shower door. search | save | share at