Launch Slideshow

Affordable Luxury

Affordable Luxury

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    Before: Granted, this bathroom has always been roomy but it was still rather ordinary.

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    After: The new master bathroom is not only contemporary and beautiful but it is also energy efficient. The owners now feel like they have a spa right in their own home.

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    Before: The original bath was blessed with plenty of windows and a tub that imposed itself on the rest of the space.

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    After: The new, stand-alone tub has a more luxurious look and feel, yet takes up less space than the previous molded version.

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    Before: Despite the large tub, there was still a cramped feeling in this generous space.

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    After: The new design employs sleek, modern finishes and the tub presents itself as a work of art.

Priorities

  • Create a more contemporary master bathroom; improve energy efficiency; maintain the original window location

Solutions

To modernize their master suite’s bathroom, the owners of a 1916 traditional classical house in Piedmont, Calif., decided that they not only wanted to update their master bath but also wanted to make it as “green” as possible.

Designer Maurice Levitch created an enchanting and comfortable spa-like atmosphere while maintaining the existing bath’s footprint and keeping the original window locations (a must-have for the client). A sleek standalone tub surrounded by crystalline green tile beckons, while a glass-enclosed shower replete with Grohe fixtures and teak wood flooring promises a luxurious bathing experience.

Judges’ comments

“When compared to the eclectic, somewhat disparate combination of elements in the original design, the new bath is simple, visually larger, and relaxing.” —Mark A. Newman, senior editor, REMODELING.


Spec List

Bathroom plumbing fittings: Grohe

Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Grohe

Exhaust fan: Panasonic

Hardware: Salice

Lighting fixtures: Lutron

Paints/stains: Zinsser