Timeless luxury The city centre hides a classic wet zone
CAREFULLY CHOSEN CABINETRY, DECOR AND FINISHES TURN A SYDNEY BATHROOM INTO A MASTERPIECE
When Karla and Daniel purchased their Californian bungalow in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, they knew they had nailed their house-hunting brief – a home with historic origins that they could renovate to suit the lifestyle of their family of four. “We were looking for period features so we could accompany them with a Hamptons or traditional American style,” says Karla. “We wanted to create something special, something that wouldn’t go out of fashion.” Their ensuite bathroom, a star inclusion in the home’s new second storey, is the epitome of timeless classic styling. This exquisite room owes some of its success to the couple’s determination not to compromise on quality. “That solid feel of opening the doors, the polished nickel of the tapware, the handpainted cabinetry and the real marble surfaces – they have made all the difference,” says Karla. “This is my favourite room.” Karla and Daniel assigned the task of designing the vanity and mirror ensemble to Dominique McAdam of Provincial Kitchens, with his ’n’ her basins and plenty of storage at the top of their must-haves list. Highly visible through the double-door entry from the bedroom, the Shaker-style cabinetry is an impressive opening act for the room. “It’s an ideal blend of functionality and beauty,” says Karla.