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Wānaka bathroom inspires brilliance

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 24 Sep, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Otago kitchen and bathroom designs were celebrated on Friday 18 September, at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards. One of the most coveted kitchen and bathroom design awards in the country, the first project to be recognised was a bathroom in a Wānaka home designed by Wānaka local Hannah Withy of HM Design.

 It won the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Southern Chapter Kitchen & Bathroom Recognition Award and the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design First Runner Up Supreme Bathroom Design Award.  Withy also won the First Time Entrant Award.

 Located in a five bedroom architecturally designed home, on a one of a kind plot of land, overlooking Lake Wānaka, the bathroom draws inspiration from the Wieliczka Salt Mine Chapel Cave in Poland. Sophisticated, modernist and cave like, the bathroom's walls and floors are in a natural stone finish. The space features a double walk in shower, a bath, a crystal chandelier and views of the vast mountains and lake.

 NKBA judges said the brooding bathroom fitted its beautiful alpine location.

 “There is a sense of rawness to the design with its tactile quality and textures. It is creatively different and absolutely meets its brief. These lucky homeowners have a special bathroom space with a view of the mountain range, what more could you ask for,” said the judging panel.

Read edition 993 of the Wānaka Sun here.


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