After an unfortunate fire that destroyed this Pasadena, CA home, the rebuild was created with an eye toward fireproofing, resulting in a construction of steel, cinderblock and glass. While the industrial feel of the home and, accordingly, the master bath, created unique visual and structural features such as rounded spaces and interesting angles, the bath still needed some additional pizzazz.
Because of the cinderblock and steel walls, the design team at Anderson Reconstruction, working with the client, encountered challenges when relocating electrical and plumbing elements. Additionally, the ceiling height made heating the space quickly very difficult. The solutions required ingenuity – an exterior access panel was created for the tub plumbing for any necessary adjustments, while a wall heater was built into the lower cabinet next to the tub since it could not be placed into the cinderblock wall.
Wavy blue glass Arizona Tile subway tile, linear honed marble flooring and glass light fixtures, combined with the angled windows, add a sense of lightness and airiness to what was a heavy industrial space. A Hydro Systems tub with Graff faucet provides a luxurious place to unwind after a long day, while custom cabinetry designed and built in-house allows for ample storage.