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Intimate Sanctuaries

Our favourite private bathroom sanctuaries from around the world

Over the years, we have worked with some of the world’s most talented architects, interior designers and constructors in crafting stunning bathing retreats for private residences. From high-rise apartments to boutique houses and luxury homes, our meticulously handcrafted bathware has featured in thousands of projects internationally. This month we bring you an edit of some of our favourite private bathroom sanctuaries from across the globe. Enjoy!

Haven Bath at Bilgola Beach House, NSW

Photography by Rory Gardiner

Bilgola Beach House — New South Wales, Australia
Conceived as an idyllic gathering place for a large family dispersed around the world, Bilgola Beach house is designed to harmonise with the rhythms of its occupants. Designed by Seattle’s Olsen Kundig, the beachfront home cleverly employs movable screens, windows and a bridge linking two structures. This creates the ideal space for big gatherings and then returns to an intimate, cosy retreat when guests have departed. Both comfortable and ageless, like the project, our Haven bath is perfectly situated to capture the stunning ocean views. What’s not to love?

Featured in Architectural Digest, Est Living and The Local Project.

Custom apaiser Bath at Jonathan Adler's Residence, NY

Photography by Douglas Friedman

Jonathan Adler Residence — New York, United States
Jonathan Adler‘s refurbished Greenwich Village home, encapsulates his bold and glamorous design style. Even in the bathroom, dazzling colours and eccentric panache reign. We love the penny round tiles on the floor and walls, the vintage brass furniture, apaiserMARBLE® custom designed bath, and quirky accessories. This bathroom is a perfect illustration that even tiny spaces can be bold, glamorous, and memorable private retreats, from the bustling world outside.

Featured in Elle Décor and Belle.

Haven Bath at Hawthorn Church Residence, VIC

Photography by Derek Swalwell

Hawthorn Church Residence — Victoria, Australia
High on the owners’ wish list was an outdoor bathing experience in this converted 1910 church in Hawthorn. Doherty Design Studio – Melbourne, was engaged to breathe new life into this four-story transformation, injecting a contemporary and tranquil aesthetic, that respects the home’s heritage. We love this for the intelligent reimagination of the space, the intimacy of the outdoor bathing sanctuary and the carefully selected Haven bath in Nimbus grey, which beautifully compliments the restrained yet sophisticated interiors.

Featured in The Local Project, Yellowtrace and Est Living.

Haven Bath at Bonsall, Malibu

Photography by Douglas Friedman

Bonsall — Malibu, California, United States
The personal home of designer Vanessa Alexander in Malibu, Alexander sought to create a home that felt elegant and luxurious, yet still homely and relaxed. Working with Kovac Design Studio, she remodelled the interior architecture into a modern barn-style home with touches of Dutch and Belgian influence. One of her favourite places in the new home, Alexander selected a soaking Haven bath for her ensuite. This relaxing bathroom looks out onto the pool, allowing her to immerse herself in the light and beauty of the verdant surroundings. What a simply stunning space to perform your daily cleansing rituals and what a truly sexy barn!

Featured in Architectural Digest and Vogue Living.

Custom apaiser bath at Barwon River House, VIC

Photography by Anson Smart

Barwon River House — Victoria, Australia
The stunning residence designed by Greg Natale epitomises his unique style – sophisticated tailoring and Hollywood glamour, punctuated with bold pattern and colour. Like the rest of the chic home, the dramatic and moody bathroom is a symphony of rich, luscious materials with floor-to-ceiling black veined marble, dark-stained timber and an apaiserMARBLE custom bath in Graphite, finished with brass detailing and furnishings — smart, sexy and edgy.

Featured in Belle.

Haven Bath at Twig House, Melbourne

Photography by Earl Carter

Twig House — Victoria, Australia
Conceived by Leeton Pointon Architects and Allison Pye Interiors, Twig House, Melbourne is a living sculpture which melds architecture, interior and landscape. The home is artfully restrained to provide a calming sense of balance and refuge, whilst supporting the ebb and flow of modern family life. In the bathroom, a simple palette of rough and polished concrete, sheer floor-to-ceiling curtains and sleek brass fixtures are the perfect stage for our Haven bath. We love this bathroom for the soaring ceilings, light, honest materiality and sense of calm – the feeling is akin to observing a beautiful piece of sculpture in the quiet of a gallery.

Featured in The Local Project, Yellowtrace and Vogue Living.

Haven Bath at Twig House, Melbourne

Photography by Toby Scott

The Lime Tree Farm House — Queensland, Australia
The discerning clients wanted a home embedded in the farm’s captivating rural landscape with uninterrupted views from every room, including the ensuite. To balance the open pavilion-style architecture with the nurturing feeling of being indoors, yet immersed in the outdoors, Maytree Studios carefully combined dark, tactile finishes of stone, marble and concrete, such as our Oman bath and Oman basins 900 in Nero finish. We love the connection to the Australian landscape and the bold selection of dark, sculptural apaiser pieces.

Haven Bath at Mount Stuart Greenhouse, TAS, NSW

Photography by Adam Gibson

Mount Stuart Greenhouse — Tasmania, Australia
Responding to the client’s desire to live ‘engulfed by the garden’, Bence Mulcahy designed a two-storey green-house style glass extension, which overlooks the abundance of trees that line the sites boundary. Referencing the original Federation Italianate architecture, Mount Stuart Greenhouse carefully integrates the old and new with handcrafted finishes and furnishings which will age gracefully over time. In the bathroom, our classic Haven bath in Diamond White finish is positioned directly against the window, providing dramatic views out to the garden. The idea of bathing in a window box among the treetops makes this bathroom a worthy addition to our edit.

Featured in The Local Project, Dezeen, Yellowtrace, ArchitectureAU and ArchDaily.

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