appleton living, venice, calif.
santa monica, calif.
Architects Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Assoc. AIA, separated this master bath from its adjacent bedroom with a multipurpose cube of walnut millwork that serves as headboard, closet, and lavatory base. Two other freestanding elements—a vessel tub and a floating partition that shelters the shower and a separate toilet area—round out the bathroom space, which opens onto a private courtyard. The jury praised the room’s integration of separate functions, noting in particular the inset panel of ipe decking that drains the shower and bath areas. One judge called the net result “beautifully done, but not precious.”
principals in charge/interior designers: Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Assoc. AIA, and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, Minarc; general contractor: Mike Stayer, Core Construction, Apple Valley, Calif.; project size: 184 square feet (bath); construction cost: $300 per square foot; photography: Art Gray.