Unsurprisingly, this captivating project was incredibly labour-intensive and was not without its many challenges.
Being in a fairly secluded, remote area meant many of Michael’s staff members were travelling far from home, but he was impressed with the dedication they continued to display, saying: ‘they were all living away from home for the duration of the project which isn’t easy. They’d travel three hours to work on Monday morning, and then three hours back home on Friday night’.
Further complicating the construction process, materials had to be hand-delivered to the worksite.
‘With the site being a national park we weren’t allowed to crane or helicopter anything in,’ he says. ‘Everything was walked and wheelbarrowed in [along] tracks. It was quite challenging.’
But judges were suitably wowed by the result, saying the bathroom was ‘truly unique, providing an exciting and well-considered design that takes advantage of the stunning water views from the shower, vanity and outside bath. It is beautifully detailed and the difficult design features have been faultlessly executed’.