Bushland Retreat

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Bushland Retreat

Originally built in the 1970s, this Bushland Retreat Ironbank house was constructed by its original owner. As a result, it had many structural and electrical hazards requiring attention. The bathroom, in particular, was in desperate need of repair. It took the combined expertise of the Brilliant SA team to create this serene and safe space.

Complying with the Bushfire Attack level (BAL 40) requirements of the area was a special consideration in this renovation. The window unit was enlarged and modified to include a stainless-steel grill to protect against embers. While a wall exhaust fan was installed to combat the lack of ventilation in the event of a bushfire.

The location and specifications of fittings and fixtures was carefully considered. A fixed 10mm frameless glass panel creates an open feel to the shower entrance while the linear wall-hung vanity unit was designed with minimalism in mind. In-screed floor heating not only adds a touch of luxury, a stark contrast to the damp and mould ridden floor of the original bathroom.

Located within gorgeous natural bushland, the owners wanted the bathroom design to complement its surroundings. As a result, the JN Fossil Leaf feature tile, embossed with a fossil leaf design, was chosen to emphasis the organic nature of the environment. This also influenced other design and product choices along the way. The Kong 90 basin, designed by Giovanni Massimiliano Braconi, with soft curves and leaf like shape, was the perfect feature piece to complement the design.

KBDi Design Awards 2012: Winner – Large Bathroom Design SA.
KBDi Design Awards 2012: Bathroom Designer of the Year, J Izzo
Featured inΒ Designer Kitchens and Bathrooms, K&B Quarterly & Bathroom Yearbook

Designed and built by the Brilliant SA team.
Designer: Janine Izzo.


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