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A Yorkville Bathroom That’s Sweeter than Cake

Architect Anya Moryoussef creates a pink bathroom that’s (almost) good enough to eat

By Tory Healy
Photography by Scott Norsworthy

What are the ingredients for a pink bathroom that eschews millennial cliché? Think creamy pink flat-swan oak, ladyfinger-shaped tiles and grey marble with mousse-like patterning. If this renovation were a cake, its master bath would be the icing.

It will be difficult to keep hands from running across every surface of this space, situated in the previously unused attic of a Yorkville Victorian. But this was no easy feat for architect Anya Moryoussef. The house is heritage listed, and its rooflines could not be changed. The 15-square-metre bathroom is set partially inside a cathedral-roofed, bayed dormer, so Moryoussef had to maximize the triangulated roof spaces and existing window locations.

A vanity wall divides the room into two distinct zones, drawing a U-shaped flow from the least to the most private bathroom functions. The toilet was set to the side in a private room, eliminating the need for an entry door to the washroom, and allowing light from the adjacent change room to enter at will. The freestanding tub sits on the other side of the vanity, facing the street through an existing low dormer window. And the sloped roof was used to subtly incorporate a storage bench – a place to chill, dry off, paint toenails, or eat dessert.

Looking for more lavatory reads? Check out these Canadiana and Scandinavian-inspired loos nestled in two beautiful Toronto homes.

Originally published in our Spring 2018 issue as Chantilly Ace.

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