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January 26, 2015
Australia is known for many things—koalas, kangaroos, Vegemite, the Sydney Opera House. In honor of Australia's national day, we've rounded up a few more Aussie exports as spotted in the pages of Dwell: impeccable modern bathroom design.
Modern traditional Japanese-style bathroom clad in wood

In Annandale, a Sydney suburb, a pair of married architects turned a "semi"—Australian parlance for a single building split in two by a party wall —into a Japanese-inspired retreat complete with tons of custom woodwork, as seen in the home's main bathroom.

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Originally appeared in Almost Perfect
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Stonewood house by breathe architecture interior bathroom

Brunswick, Australia-based studio Breathe Architecture crafts a compact and modern residence perfectly fit for a family of five in a small suburb in Melbourne. Yellow accents, a bold mirror, and miniature penny tile add character to the bathroom.

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Andrew Wuttke
Originally appeared in A Modern Geometric Home in Northcote
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The serene all-white bathroom can be sealed off from the master bedroom by two sliding doors, or left open for a loftlike feel.

Take this lesson on how achieve an effect that's both bold and Zen: The serene all-white bathroom in a home on Australia’s northeastern coast can be sealed off from the master bedroom by two sliding doors, or left open for a loftlike feel.

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Originally appeared in Hillside Family Home in Australia
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modern lakeside home in Australia bathroom with marble tile and polomba sink

Floor-to-ceiling black marble adds drama to a small bathroom space, as seen in this lakeside home in Australia's Mornington Peninsula. The Palomba sink is from Laufen.

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Originally appeared in A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape
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Il Bagno Alessi sink and toilet in master bathroom

Why be content to rely on basic plumbing fixtures when sculpture will do? Bonus points for the gallery-like space lit by clerestory windows. Sinks and a toilet are from Laufen’s Il Bagno Alessi line.

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James Knowler Photography
Originally appeared in This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
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This bathroom, which abuts the kitchen, also houses the laundry, which can be closed off behind tall white doors. Considering how removed the house is from its rural neighbors, bath time privacy is of little concern.

Australian bathrooms often express a strong connection between indoors and out. Even a relatively simple bathroom layout can achieve the same: add seamless mirrors and a deep window to enhance the bath's proximity to nature. 

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Originally appeared in Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
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Modern traditional Japanese-style bathroom clad in wood

In Annandale, a Sydney suburb, a pair of married architects turned a "semi"—Australian parlance for a single building split in two by a party wall —into a Japanese-inspired retreat complete with tons of custom woodwork, as seen in the home's main bathroom.

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