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Simple forms, utilitarian components, and abundant south light lend this new bath an astringent clarity.

Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan.

Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    The new bath revives the spirit of an original porch that had been walled in since the arrival of indoor plumbing.

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    The new bath revives the spirit of an original porch that had been walled in since the arrival of indoor plumbing.

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    Dan Rockhill

    The new bath revives the spirit of an original porch that had been walled in since the arrival of indoor plumbing.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    Simple forms, utilitarian components, and abundant south light lend this new bath an astringent clarity.

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    Simple forms, utilitarian components, and abundant south light lend this new bath an astringent clarity.

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    Dan Rockhill

    Simple forms, utilitarian components, and abundant south light lend this new bath an astringent clarity.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    The house before the project began.

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    The house before the project began.

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    Dan Rockhill

    The house before the project began.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    The lavatory was fabricated from salvaged agricultural equipment. The fittings were an eBay bargain. Windows are all salvaged warehouse sash.

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    The lavatory was fabricated from salvaged agricultural equipment. The fittings were an eBay bargain. Windows are all salvaged warehouse sash.

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    Dan Rockhill

    The lavatory was fabricated from salvaged agricultural equipment. The fittings were an eBay bargain. Windows are all salvaged warehouse sash.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    The Little Farmhouse is surrounded by acres of protected open land.

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    The Little Farmhouse is surrounded by acres of protected open land.

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    Dan Rockhill

    The Little Farmhouse is surrounded by acres of protected open land.

  • 2011 Bath/Merit: Little Farmhouse Bath, Douglas County, Kan., by Rockhill and Associates, Lecompton, Kan.

    Floor plan

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    Floor plan

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    Courtesy Rockhill and Associates

    Floor plan

rockhill and associates
lecompton, kan.

Design/build architect Dan Rockhill bought the farmhouse across the road for guest space and to protect his own property. Capitalizing on its Spartan agrarian charm, he opened up a side porch-turned-bathroom, enclosed since the arrival of indoor plumbing. Floor-to-ceiling warehouse sash glazing reveals the porch’s original lines, while filling the new bath with south light. An open shower and a lavatory fabricated from salvaged farm equipment further the rural-modern theme. Our judges deemed the result “a very spare, elegant reuse.” One remarked, approvingly, “You’re still on the porch.”


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product details

bathroom fittings: Vola, www.vola.com; countertops: Richlite, www.richlite.com; insulation: Dow, www.dow.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Behr, www.behr.com