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  • A Secluded Master Bath Maximizes Natural Lighting

    Pale, reflective surfaces and a strategically situated skylight flood a windowless master bath in daylight.

  • the chameleon

    The context of its setting—an 18th-century barn renovated as a residence—makes this modern master bath look more modern still.

  • short order

    This pint-sized space presented architect Brandon Pace, AIA, LEED AP, with an outsized challenge: design a functional, comfortable, and stylish kitchen in the volume many new houses would devote to a walk-in closet.

  • open season

    Part of a remodeled master suite, this earthy, serene bath occupies what was once the worst spot in the house.

  • perfectly fitting

    Few houses survive for nearly 140 years without at least one kitchen transplant.

  • chamber plot

    Neal Schwartz, AIA, describes the original master suite in this Bay Area Mission-style house as “a weird warren of rooms where you had to walk through the closet to get to the master bath.”

  • can-do attitude

    San Francisco is famous for its Victorian row houses, which typically feature small, dark kitchens tucked in at the back. Neal Schwartz, AIA, remodeled one such kitchen for a family of four that cooks almost every night and makes canning fresh produce an

  • bay watch

    Unlike the kitchen, the master bath upstairs is anything but subdued. Here, the clients wanted a luxurious retreat from which they could savor the spectacular views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, and other prime San Francisco Bay locales.

  • a place for everything

    Mark English, AIA, renovated this Sausalito, Calif., house to serve as a weekend retreat. But he did such a great job designing for his clients' lifestyle that the couple now live and work in the house full time.

  • Light Magic

    For this elegant master bath, architect Nils Finne chose pale hues to balance the rich wood ceiling and cherry cabinets.