The Gardner/Fox Associates team stepped in to help a couple of parents-to-be update their cramped and gloomy master bath. Between the massive built-in tub and protruding vanity, there was very little usable space left in the room, making it difficult for the clients to move to and from the bath and shower. Additionally, the shower stall was so enclosed it “felt more like a coffin.”
In order to leave the expectant parents’ space mostly undisturbed during the remodel, the team constructed a set of stairs leading to the master bedroom balcony, leaving the home clean and safe for the arrival of the new baby. This temporary loading dock enabled the team to stick to the strict schedule dictated by the baby’s due date. Incorporating an adjacent walk-in closet enabled Hammond’s team to almost double the size of the room. Custom built-ins provide plenty of storage for linens and other items, more than making up for the loss of the walk-in closet. The enormous built-in tub was replaced with a free standing volcanic limestone Victoria + Albert soaking tub, creating a focal point in the space. Photos: Rachel Hammond
The sepulchral shower was enlarged to create a luxurious, one-of-a-kind space, with marble penny round floor tiles accenting the Calacatta porcelain wall tile.
The awkwardly protruding vanity was replaced with frameless painted maple cabinetry topped with white polished quartzite, with his-and-hers sinks.