The bathhouse is bold and striking with a concrete finish encompassing both the floor and the walls, as well as the dividing shower ‘screen’, but it’s a natural fit within the home. The look is complemented by concrete flooring in the living and alfresco areas.
Other interesting features can be found throughout the home, but it takes a close eye to spot them all – or just an upward tilt of the chin: Velux skylights, which sit atop Brook’s favourite feature and biggest challenge, a routed timber ceiling, bring an abundance of natural light to the family hub in a way that’s unobtrusive and visually fascinating.
‘Extensive time was taken in ensuring this hit the mark for the client,’ Brook says of the warm timber highlight feature.
One of the few moves made from the original layout was the fireplace which was updated and brought into a more central location of the home.
‘The original fireplace was tucked in a corner, so it wasn’t suitable when the main living area was opened up,’ Brook says.
The new fireplace was designed to be central to the area, giving warmth to the home from the family hub outwards and creating an ambient space for family and guests to spend time during the cooler months.