Trends New Zealand Volume 34 No 4 - Page 23

Architect: Ben Lloyd, Mike Hartley, Lloyd Hartley Architects Benchtop, vanity, custom sinks: Zimbabwe Black Granite, from SCE Stone + Design Cabinetry maker: By Johannes Erren Cabinet Makers Bath: Apaiser Freestanding Stone Bath Taps: Icon in Eco Brass finish, from Astra Walker Shower fittings: Mare Slide Shower, from Plumbline, with Astra Walker Mixers in Eco Brass finish­ Showerstall and flooring: Travertine tiles, from SCE Stone + Design Wall treatments: Travertine tiles, from SCE Stone + Design; Ambitec Suave Interior Plaster Finish Lights: Inlite Ventilation: Aircool Tower rails: Custom full-height heated towel rail in matt black, from DC Short Awards: Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Winner Story by Charles Moxham Photography by David Straight tub is a star feature of the ensuite and connects with other elements in the room, such as the custom black vanities and ladder towel rails. “The bathroom has a luxurious palette that combines warm travertine stone with textured plaster walls, brass, black granite benchtops and black powdercoated aluminium to create a cohesive and inviting ambience,” says Lloyd. These material choices continue the aesthetic of the wider home, too, with travertine stone and black detailing seen throughout the interior. The ensuite achieves a sense of greater space in part by having the windows and louvres run the full height of the room – accentuating its volume. In addition, the bank of mirror-fronted wall cabinets both double the room’s apparent size and introduce a wealth of storage. Textured glass doors to the shower and toilet bring privacy while ensuring they’re well lit. see more images online: search 259292546 at see the kitchen in this home: search 237399485 at Above left: In direct contrast to the curvaceous tub, the sinks and granite-topped vanity are clean-lined and rectangular. A bottom overhang on the wall cabinetry’s mirror fronts allows for easy pull-to-open access without leaving the marks that push- to-open cabinetry would have. Above: A recessed niche provides space for shampoo and soap without cluttering up the shower stall. Travertine tile runs right through the ensuite and other areas of the home. search | save | share at