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									beyond the bath

                  Outside the square
                      Fancy a private sitting room, library or study? Today’s master
                         suites are likely to embrace more than just the traditional
                                      bedroom with attached bathroom and closet
 Ghosts in the attic
                                                                               There’s a surprising amount of space in        and irrational roof lines we had discovered    Preceding pages: An old Victorian attic was gutted
                                                                               the attic of an old house, but the sloping     should be celebrated, rather than hidden       but its original ceiling lines were retained when it
                                                                               roof lines can mean it’s not particularly      away. Our object then became to keep           was converted into the bathroom and closet of a
                                                                               easy to utilise.                               the character of the attic and preserve the    master suite.
                                                                                   Architect Olle Lundberg was offered        sense of drama we had uncovered.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Facing page: Translucent panels supported by
                                                                               the challenge of converting the attic of an        At its highest point the attic roof
                                                                                                                                                                             slim, vertical steel bars separate the bathroom and
 The quirky and irrational roof lines of an old Victorian attic have yielded   old Victorian house into a master suite.
                                                                                   “We started by gutting the whole attic
                                                                                                                              vaults to an apex of about 15ft, then slopes
                                                                                                                              steeply away to within a few feet of the
                                                                                                                                                                             closet. Space for cupboards and hanging clothes
                                                                                                                                                                             was allocated separately, to take account of the
 enough space for a generous-sized master bedroom suite                        to find out what space was available. Once      floor level. The whole area needed struc-       varying ceiling heights.
                                                                               the original roof lines were uncovered, the    tural strengthening, and to avoid spoiling
                                                                               flamboyant shapes of the room became            the space with cross-bracing, steel beams      Above: The bathroom is on the other side of the
                                                                               visible,” says Lundberg.                       were inserted along existing wood beams.       partition. Backlighting at the base of the panels
                                                                                   “It quickly became clear that the quirky   Interior surfaces – walls and the underside    allows the mood of the space to be altered easily.

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Above: In this bathroom, honed, black granite tiles   of the roofs – were plastered.                  or floor. Rather, each one appears to float       Lighting adds a dramatic element            Architect: Ollie Lundberg, Michelle Kriebel,        Tiles: Honed Absolute Black granite from Fox Marble
create a subtle, non-reflective surface. The oak           “Our next decision was how to divide        between the two, supported on thin, flat,    to the master suite, with ghostly images        Lundberg Design (San Francisco, CA)                 Toilet: Toto
cabinetry and floor are stained black, and teamed      the space without losing the effect of the      vertical steel bars.                        of clothing hanging in the closet visible       Interior designer: Glenda Martin                    Lighting: Artemide, Architectural, Tech Lighting
with stainless steel hardware and faucets. The        ceilings or a sense of the volume of the            To create a simple background for       through the translucent panels, lit from        Builder: O’Neill Construction                       Cabinet pulls: Forms & Surfaces
effect of this monochromatic color scheme is to                                                                                                                                                   Bathtub: IBC, Bath & Beyond                         Closet system: Customized by Lundberg Design
                                                      space,” says Lundberg.                          the space, the color scheme is black and    below by fiber-optic lamps. This enhances
create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.                                                                                                                                                            Vanity: Custom black granite from Fox Marble        Closet walls: Translucent glass wall panels designed,
                                                          Translucent panels subtly divide the        white, with brighter accents provided by    the spaciousness of the master suite, while
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cabinetry: Clear sealed wenge from Phoenix          fabricated and installed by Lundberg Design
Facing page: French doors open off the bedroom,
                                                      attic into a bathroom and closet, while still   clothing and other objects. The oak floor    altering the settings of lights in the closet   Woodworking
giving spectacular views towards the Golden Gate
                                                      allowing light to flow through the whole         and bathroom cabinetry are stained black    can change the mood in the bathroom.            Basin: Just Sinks                                   Story by Mary Webb
Bridge. The bedroom, a post-Victorian addition        area and connect the spaces visually.           and countertops are made from honed,        Mirrors in the bathroom have additional         Faucets: Kroin, Vola Tubfiller                       Photography by Cesar Rubio
to the house, has conventional flat ceilings. To           “Because the master suite fills the          non-reflective black granite. Mirrors and    lighting for brighter illumination.             Shower fittings: Kroin
limit sound and light transmission, doors from        whole attic, privacy isn’t really a big         stainless steel hardware, along with the                                                    Shower stall: Custom-honed Absolute Black granite
the bedroom to the bathroom and closet can be         issue,” says the designer.                      translucent panels, bathtub and walls in         See more images and plan at                tiles, glass door
closed.                                                   None of the panels touches the ceiling      white complete the monochromatic look.           Trendsideas.com/go/22857                   Flooring: Existing, stained black

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