We’ve shared Part Two video reveal of our Woolstore Apartment Primary Suite and today we are sharing the full photo tour!!!
You would think that planning would be easy when having the freedom to start from scratch… but much like downstairs, this room proved to have its challenges also. This primary suite required a lot of spatial planning and problem solving to achieve the desired outcome that was not only functional for our clients but beautiful too.
We completely flipped the primary suite to the other side of the atrium paving the way for a completely new layout. By introducing full height walls to enclose the new space meant there was no need for ceilings, allowing us to reveal the character filled saw tooth roof and large windows.
We introduced a large, fixed window to the void wall in the primary bedroom to provide much needed natural light to the dining room below.
The omission of ceilings in the room, meant there was no provision for overhead lighting. The challenge was then ensuring the artificial lighting was sufficient enough to provide both task lighting at night as well as ambience. Sensored LEDs were integrated into all wardrobe joinery as front facing LEDs were routed into the mirrored cabinets for functional lighting at the vanity.
The existing main bathroom and laundry spaces were able to be relocated elsewhere in the unit, which meant these existing spaces were able to be transformed into the new sizeable primary ensuite. Working with the existing plumbing stacks, we designed the shower and toilet to be back to back in separate private spaces located behind the new double vanity. This configuration not only made our plumbers life easier, but also ensured we kept the costs under control as we all know moving waste locations (especially in units) can not only be tricky, but costly.
The open plan suite certainly doesn’t lack in function with the ideal flow between bedroom, wardrobe and bathroom, whilst still providing sufficient privacy when needed. The toilet bay and shower area were both tucked behind tiled walls, giving the users privacy where needed most. Keeping in line with the clean and minimal look, ample enclosed storage is provided as well as display shelving with concealed LED’s to showcase our clients notable shoe collection.
Ensuring we spoke the same language as the rest of the apartment, this primary suite boasts a calming essence with its soft and natural palette. Plush, wool carpets was introduced in the bedroom, and full height porcelain tiles were used throughout the ensuite in a natural finish, combined with a ribbed feature tile that offers a textural difference while still remaining monochromatic. To complement the porcelain tiles, Santa Monica Limestone benchtops were used with an acid etch finish, offering a more approachable use for the owners. To complete the palette, all joinery fronts were finished in the Nikpol White Cape Elm prefinished timber joinery.
The result is a simplistic curation of function and form that holds a modern yet timeless feel that compliments the existing historic character of the Winchcombe Carson Building.