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Callignee II Regeneration


Most Innovative Bathroom Design

Hamilton Design Pty Ltd
(03) 9707 1824
Chris Clarke
Alicia Taylor & Lifestyle Channel

Callignee II - Regeneration

Callignee II the rebuilding of a home destroyed by the Black Saturday fires includes the recreation of the bathroom with its northerly aspect.

An innovative and workable design solution for the shower is achieved by suspending planks of recycled ironbark over the sunken Japanese bath. It is cocooned by glass walls and a glass roof with bamboo screening so the shower feels like it is outside.

The finishes are commendable, for there is no evidence of paint, tiles or non-sustainable materials being used. Rather, natural stone fittings and warm recycled eucalypt hardwood wharf timber stacked and bolted. Though the materials are bulky, they feel cosy, and exemplify organic luxury. This bathroom nurtures the soul with its honest detailing of cabinetry and raw textural materials.

The relaxed forms and recycled materials with views to the bush landscape make this bathroom unique. The colours are warm, well co-ordinated, and visually balanced with other material selections throughout the home.