Grandpont house: loft conversion.
It is a loft space (bedroom) with an on-suite bathroom with a footprint of 30sqm approximately, incl the bathroom. There was a very considered and limited palette in this scheme. The muted earth tones were all cleverly balanced. Loft rooms can be difficult in their character; we wanted this one to feel warm and grown-up, a sanctuary.
It's an elegant room, very clean and sharp with a very clear direction.
Two walls were papered, one on the wall as you approach the top of the staircase and the one behind the bed. Both walls run in different directions to each other and so acted particularly well to ease you into the room without being too full on.
The pattern that you see on the walls is by Neisha Crosland and it gives the room a loose light feel whilst playing with all the tones employed elsewhere in the room. An oak framed alcove in the wall above the bed provides extra storage, and a neat interest.
We designed and had made, a very simple, elegant and one-off, oak and glass rail to the top of the staircase. An oak frame surrounds 10mm toughened glass. The storage units that are pictured, fitted in the eaves and flanked the escape velux.
The conversion of a loft space is often at odds with storage needs and this generally tends to be forgotten in the process of creating a useable space. In a lot of our designs there is a real emphasis on clever storage where ever possible.
Off the bedroom is the on-suite which is a pleasure. Glass tiles wrap around all 4 walls and encase the bathroom in reflected light.
The effect is further enhanced by the mirror and the glass shower screen.
As per the bannister, the door is of oak and the linear detailing is seen in various other items around the rooms.
The shower base was a 1200mm x 800mm composite. The glass toughened and bespoke. It is always a good idea when fitting a bathroom in the loft area to over structure the support for the facilities i.e. the floor joists and make sure there are provisions for the potential cleaning of the traps etc.
Extraction in the bathroom was ducted through the roof space whilst the building conversion was taking place. An icon bathroom fan with PIR and a humidity sensor was used. These are used to great effect in spaces like these where you can control the moisture content of the room. The console is also very elegant and powerful.
Fittings are simple and elegant, minimal but not flashy. All in all, sanctuary, and a little jewel at the top of the house.