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Bathing ritual There’s a strong Japanese influence in the design of this bathroom and its tranquil garden courtyard Above: Natural timbers, including western red cedar and rosewood, reinforce the serenity of this master suite in a new house designed by Tanner Kibble Denton Architects. Right: Pivoting windows over the tub open out to a sheltered, Japanesestyle garden courtyard, complete with gecko colony. The tub surround is teak decking with caulking – similar to the decking used on yachts. The timber flows outdoors to form a window seat in the garden. In a clifftop house that flows seamlessly between private and public spaces, and between inside and out, it is only natural that the master suite will reflect a similar design response. And so it is with this project designed by architects John Rose and Renata Ratcliffe of Tanner Kibble Denton Architects (TKDA). The ma