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When you move to a new house, there's often a need to put your own stamp on the interior. For the new owners of this property, it was a total redecoration that was required.

Architect Geoffrey Prentiss says the owners wanted a light-filled contemporary interior to replace the existing French design, which included an ornate master bathroom in a French Versailles style.

The bathroom was consequently gutted and a full-height window added to introduce more light into the space. To provide visual consistency with the rest of the remodeled interior, the bathroom features the same fresh palette of materials. These include a Milestone multi-layered plaster floor and walls, and rift-sawn white oak cabinetry. The vanity is cantilevered to enhance the light, airy look of the space.

"Floating the cabinets makes the room seem bigger, and lighter," says Prentiss. "Similarly, the freestanding tub, white glass tiles, and glass walls to the shower and toilet room help to visually lighten the overall space. These light elements are balanced by the wood vanity and solid wood island bench seat, but even this piece appears to hover above the floor."


First published date: 18 September 2012

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Architect Geoffrey Prentiss, Prentiss Architects Inc (Seattle, WA)
Interior designer Elizabeth Stretch, Stretch Design
Tub Wetstyle Ove Oval
Vanity cabinetry Rift-sawn white oak from Cabinetworks
Basin Deca
Faucets Axor Starck by Hansgrohe
Flooring and walls Milestone gray plaster hand troweled by Heather Nicholson
Wall tiles White glass bricks and Crystal Matte Snow tiles from Ann Sacks
Lighting Juno recessed and Translite wall sconces from Lighting Supply
Ventilation Fantech
Accessories Axor Starck by Hansgrohe
Skylights Quantum Windows