While a good portion of this client’s original 1930’s frame house had been maintained, a subsequent addition resulted in a master bath that was vintage 70’s. Large Mexican tile floors, a huge raised Jacuzzi, a tiny corner shower, and tile vanity countertops with theatrical lighting were all calling for change. The criteria was to introduce a more contemporary, open design and add a separate sitting area for relaxing that would also appeal to prospective buyers in the future.
The new design includes triple windows next to the free standing soaking tub and extensive use of glass partitions which allow natural light yet maintain privacy for both the walk-in shower and toilet area.The use of extra deep knee walls with traditional columns create a separate sitting area overlooking a private garden and allow for built-in storage for bath use on one side and books and coffee on the sitting area side. Wood floors in the sitting room transition to a combination of pebble and plank tile, creating a warm and inviting floor. Custom built maple vanity cabinets and marble tops with vessel sinks meet the challenge of creating a contemporary bath while maintaining the home’s traditional roots.