To carve out a transitional master suite on the first floor without making any changes to the exterior facade.
We commandeered a bedroom, a small jack and jill bath and a little hallway to create a spacious master bedroom suite with a modern master bath, the star of this remodeling project.
Working around existing window positions and sizing, we centered a freestanding tub under the window.
A barrier-free open shower with large format porcelain slabs is to its right.
A Caesarstone waterfall counter at the vanity flows into the triangular seat, maximizing every inch of space in the shower.
Custom storage to accommodate baskets for towels and toiletries is conveniently located on the left.
The design elements work together to create something fresh and exciting.
The glossy porcelain slabs are offset by the texture of the (heated) herringbone tile floor.
Everything that could go wrong with these Neolith porcelain panels did. The first batch was damaged on the container ship from Europe.
We got different pieces from what was ordered in the second shipment, so we redesigned the layout so we could use them. Then, during fabrication, hairline cracks developed because the material had latent defects. We rejected it.
We persisted, changing manufacturers to Laminam, and redesigned the panel layout again.
We danced a fine line balancing between the precision of making pieces in the shop, and the need for field cutting for a precise fit, and the risk of damaging this fragile material during transport.
Persistence and patience and determination were the keys to success in this beautiful bathroom.
2018 HOBI Award: Best Bath under $100K
Sometimes a beautiful bathroom ends up with cluttered counters. Not here.
A full height luxury medicine cabinet provides a place for all those products used daily. It's powered and well lit, with the inside of the door fully mirrored. So you can stand in front of it and put on your makeup, or check out your outfit. And just by closing the door, any clutter disappears!
"Thank you for all that you've done for us these past eight weeks. Your work ethic and commitment to a job well done are exceptional. We always knew you were on top of things and felt that you had our best interests in mind. It was a pleasure working with you, and we can't thank you enough."