The new owners of this mid-century home, a couple in their seventies, were downsizing from a large formal 1920’s house replete with level changes, tight bathrooms, and consistent maintenance needs. Despite a relatively recent renovation, the new, modern home lacked features to support the owners’ active lifestyle, with finishes that clashed with their extensive collection of art and antique rugs. TPD was charged with renovating the entire home, and as a part of that overall plan, designing a new owner’s suite which would reflect the home’s modern style and aesthetics and at the same time would provide the couple with a sense of luxury and ease.
New white oak paneling in the family room and study provide warmth and recall the mid-century feel of the home. Wrought iron screens, found during demolition in the garage, were refinished and installed as artwork in a new hall leading from an on-grade entrance to the kitchen and family room. An expanded master suite takes advantage of the spectactular view, adding built-in bookshelves and new windows to complete the luxurious bedroom.
The goal for this bathroom was to provide a glamorous, high-end space with beautiful fittings, tile, and millwork that would support the owners’ ability to continue their active, independent lifestyles. We selected a an undermounted tub to replace a free standing tub, adding a beautifully fluted tub skirt and providing easy access to the bath from a seated position. Replacing the cavernous shower with a spacious, well- appointed steam shower with a separate hand shower controls and French door enclosure dramatically increased the usability, comfort, and style of the space.
Heated floors, stained white oak cabinetry, polished nickel fittings, and quartzite counters add warmth to the space, and simple open shelving allows for easy access to bath towels and linens. Strategically placed grab bars, also in polished nickel, blend seamlessly with other fittings in the bathroom, and provide safety and ease without feeling obtrusive or obvious.