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