The custom millwork in the bedroom of this family home in Oak Bay, Victoria, performs a neat trick: some doors conceal storage, but behind one you’ll find access to the ensuite.

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What looks like a regular wall of storage….
Photo by Ema Peter.
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…opens to reveal an ensuite bathroom.
Photo by Ema Peter.

“We were trying to figure out how to incorporate the door with the awkward gable ceiling,” explains Vancouver-based interior designer Andrea Rodman, who tackled the project alongside residential designer Scott Posno, builder Interactive Construction and cabinetmakers South Shore Cabinetry. “This blends it in and creates symmetry.” Through the door, find a spa-like retreat lined with Ann Sacks Savoy tile, ribbed glass and marble: a true hidden gem.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS HOME: Andrea Rodman’s Oak Bay Project