Water was a prominent theme for Adam Becker of Vancouver, BC, Canada-based Adam Becker Design in this Vancouver penthouse that faces the water. Becker tackled a total of three bathrooms, each with its own inspiration. In the master bath, Becker’s goal was twofold: he wanted to take advantage of the surrounding views and create a spa oasis. Despite facing a few obstacles – specifically a number of major mechanical pipes that could not be moved – Becker confronted the issue head on, noting that his “favorite moment [is] when challenged to design something beautiful and having to work around existing structures.” Becker incorporated mirrors into the space to reflect the water views and make the room seem even larger. In the center of the bathroom, he wrapped the pipes in Statuario marble, leaving enough room for Fantini Milano bath faucets to be mounted on both sides, creating a “wing-like effect.” Back-to-back his-and-hers showers included the room’s pièce de résistance – the art-like mosaic on the shower wall – complemented by the chrome Milano Slim wall-mount shower column. To provide an area for the clients to relax together, Becker added a freestanding Agape soaking tub, paired with the Milano tub filler. The vanity was designed with his-and-hers sinks made of trowel-patterned porcelain material and included Fantini Milano wall faucets, exemplifying the clean, modern look. To top it all off, Becker incorporated a 30″ TV hidden behind the mirror, using the voice-activated Control4 home automation system with hidden subwoofers, speakers and lighting controls.
Penthouse on the Water
written by Ashley Lapin Olian