The Serenity 1800 double-ended bath from British manufacturer Cabuchon Bathforms featured recently in an award-winning house design in Oxfordshire.

Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year

Designed by architects Sarah Griffiths and Amin Taha, ‘The Pheasants’ won two prestigious awards in 2018. Both were issued by the Royal Institute of British Architects: the RIBA South Award 2018 and RIBA Project Architect of the Year. The property’s distinctive modern design also gained it a finalist’s place in the 2018 Grand Designs RIBA House of the Year competition. The Pheasants made it through to a shortlist of just eight, with the results announced on Channel 4 at the end of November.

Notable design features

The home itself sits on the banks of the Thames and makes striking use of modern materials throughout. RIBA judges noted that “the design, which has taken so much time and effort to realise, is extraordinary in its challenge to convention… Inside is an unexpected pleasure – full of top-light, dramatic panoramic views and finely-crafted features.”

Judges were particularly struck by the owners’ perfectionism during the design and construction phases. Mr and Mrs Fletcher adhered to a motto that “we don’t want it quick, we want it right!” and subsequently paid tribute to the “amazing artisans and craftsmen who worked on this house.”

Semi-sunken bath

For its part, Cabuchon Bathforms was delighted to supply its hand-made Serenity 1800 built-in bath for the project. The company supplied the bath with a specially requested matt finish and a bespoke rim. This was made with an extended downturn on three sides, giving it more presence in its semi-sunken position by the window.

Writing to Cabuchon after the installation, Mr Fletcher described the bathing experience very simply: “a joy”.

The Serenity built-in bath is made in Cabuchon's own proprietary material, Ficore®, and is available in a choice of four sizes. A larger version - the Serenity Plus - is also available.


The Serenity 1800 double-ended bath from British manufacturer Cabuchon Bathforms featured recently in an award-winning house design in Oxfordshire.

Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year

Designed by architects Sarah Griffiths and Amin Taha, ‘The Pheasants’ won two prestigious awards in 2018. Both were issued by the Royal Institute of British Architects: the RIBA South Award 2018 and RIBA Project Architect of the Year. The property’s distinctive modern design also gained it a finalist’s place in the 2018 Grand Designs RIBA House of the Year competition. The Pheasants made it through to a shortlist of just eight, with the results announced on Channel 4 at the end of November.

Notable design features

The home itself sits on the banks of the Thames and makes striking use of modern materials throughout. RIBA judges noted that “the design, which has taken so much time and effort to realise, is extraordinary in its challenge to convention… Inside is an unexpected pleasure – full of top-light, dramatic panoramic views and finely-crafted features.”

Judges were particularly struck by the owners’ perfectionism during the design and construction phases. Mr and Mrs Fletcher adhered to a motto that “we don’t want it quick, we want it right!” and subsequently paid tribute to the “amazing artisans and craftsmen who worked on this house.”

Semi-sunken bath

For its part, Cabuchon Bathforms was delighted to supply its hand-made Serenity 1800 built-in bath for the project. The company supplied the bath with a specially requested matt finish and a bespoke rim. This was made with an extended downturn on three sides, giving it more presence in its semi-sunken position by the window.

Writing to Cabuchon after the installation, Mr Fletcher described the bathing experience very simply: “a joy”.

The Serenity built-in bath is made in Cabuchon's own proprietary material, Ficore®, and is available in a choice of four sizes. A larger version - the Serenity Plus - is also available.


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