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How a Waiheke Island bathroom was designed to feel like a luxurious hotel

The bathroom in this Waiheke Island home is the epitome of style.

Last updated: 1 February 2024

The overview

Project: ‘Lantern House’ bathroom

Architect: Herbst Architects

Location: Onetangi, Waiheke Island


Create an elegant, intimate bathroom that takes advantage of the sea view.

When it came to designing their house at Onetangi on Waiheke Island, Andrew Glenn and Jonathan Rutherfurd Best took inspiration from bathrooms in hotels by architect Kerry Hill. We wanted to recreate that peaceful serenity in our home,” says Glen. “We often travel to Bali and wanted a feeling of intimate luxury, to create an oasis.”

What was the biggest challenge with this bathroom?

Andrew Glenn: Getting the layout right as we wanted an enclosed toilet. The Crittal screen was an amendment which we all agree was fantastic.

The sea view from the bath must be stunning?

It certainly is, and the bird life is also incredible, so we are doubly blessed.

How have you dealt with storage?

The medicine cabinet can store so much and we love that it’s hidden. We also have plenty of storage in all the wardrobes and walk-in wardrobe.

Get the Look

Medicine cabinet: Restoration Hardware.

Shower and WC enclosure: Crittal Arnold.

Tapware: Astra Walker.

Tiles: Artedomus.

Image: Jackie Meiring

This article was originally published on homemagazine.nz


Clare Chapman
Clare Chapman
Editor in Chief, HOME - homemagazine.nz

Clare has spent the last 16 years working across Australasia as a journalist, editor and writer. Her work has appeared in books and publications around the world. Clare has led editorial teams for numerous architecture and design publications. In 2020, she was appointed Editor in Chief of HOME magazine, before taking the helm as publisher in 2023.