a simple plan

This bathroom was part of a larger gut renovation for Steven, whose sensibility was all about simplicity. The simplicity of this final design belies the complexity of the installation. The plan had been to keep the original tub, but structural cracks meant it had to go. Once the decision was made to switch to a walk-in shower, changes to the tile and plumbing orders as well as permits followed. Since every element was special order, this was one of those projects where a great deal of investment went into making a new room look “as if it’s always been there.”

Also see the before and after video.
Additional photos from this project can be viewed here and here.

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Above: A classic pedestal sink sits below a custom extra-deep medicine cabinet, wired with an outlet so that plug-in devices don’t have to clutter the sink top. The black hex tiles on the floor are made in Morocco and hand glazed.

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Above: The retro framed shower enclosure was custom built at a steel shop, then chrome plated and precision-fitted, in a process that spanned three months. The tilting transom allows steam to escape. The wall tiles are handmade in a matte finish that sets off the elegant shower controls beautifully. The black resin handles pick up the black floor.