Winter Residence

Tucson, AZ United States


Project Description

RADA 2005

Bath / Merit Award

The spa sybarites who commissioned this master bath remodel are so taken with the experience they're considering a plunge into the spa business. They came to Ibarra Rosano with an entreaty to “turn their dark and cluttered bath into a calm and soothing retreat, with the serene quality of spas they had experienced throughout the world.” The architects' mantra of “simple and clean” resulted in a space the judges called “elegant.”

Only a wall remains from the original bathroom, but it now supports the big design move—a floating vanity and cantilevered mirror that mediates between views of ablutions and dressing. “We used the vanity as the focal piece to marry wet and dry areas,” says Teresa Rosano. Pale blue glass mosaics on the counter and in the shower represent wet, while clear maple cabinets link to the “dry” dressing area and its matching closets.

The jury especially admired the ethereal, floating effect of the vanity, as well as the overall sophistication of the project.


Project Details

Winter Residence
Shared by:
Project Team:
    Teresa Rosano, Luis Ibarra, Principals In Charge / Project Architects.
  • General Contractor: Repp Design + Construction 
  • Tile Installer: Dante Rosano 
  • Photographer: Bill Timmerman 
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Project Size:
    307 sq ft


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