Queen Anne Master
BIAW 2010 Award Winner
The owners of this small craftsman style home, built in the 1920s in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, were desperate for a master bath. The original home did not have an upstairs, so what was once part of the attic became the new master bath. The new bathroom retained the historic charm and character of the home, while utilizing updated finishes, fixtures and design details. Beadboard wainscoting and varying lengths and widths of salvaged hardwood on the floor set the mood for the bath. A clawfoot tub, polished nickel fixtures and a vanity, set with a Carrera marble countertop, complete the period appropriate look.
Capitol Hill Master
2009 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award Winner: Bronze Award
The design challenge in creating a masterbath for this 1908 home was to meld the modern sensibilities of the owners with the Northwest/Craftsman architectural roots of the home. Retaining the windows, neutral colors and stained millwork gave a nod to the past, while floating vanities, glass tile and vessel sinks brought the room into the new century. Porcher sinks with elegant, chrome Grohe faucets sit atop Turkish Travertine honed countertops. Glass tile mosaics are featured in the backsplash and shower and Round Murray Feiss mirrors float above the vanities. Infloor heat warms the tile floor and Rondell mini-pendants over the vanities complete the sleek look.
2009 BIAW Award Winner
This home, in a lovely subdivision in Woodinville, is typical of the 1980’s: a lot of oak and a somewhat French traditional style. The owner, originally from the East Coast, embraced traditional design, but wanted her Masterbath to be less frilly, more classic, sophisticated and a “bit” more modern. The existing bath, with layers of ruffles and floral chintzes, was transformed from a boxy room into a graceful, luxurious room featuring a curved tub deck and vanity, warm marble countertops and tile, and polished nickel fixtures.
Old Bellevue Master
2008 REX Award Winner
This classic farmhouse was built in the 1920s in Bellevue. The original master bedroom was quaint, with angled eaves and half walls and a 6’ closet. The challenge was to create an expansive feeling master suite, with a relatively small addition. The original master closet became a hallway to the new master bath. The addition created full height walls in both the master and the new bath. The hallway included two new closets and an elegant entry into the bath, through double French doors. Beadboard wainscoting and varying lengths and widths of cottage series “hardwood-style” tiles on the floor set the mood for the bath. A pedestal tub, polished nickel and porcelain fixtures and a custom vanity, composed of inset cabinets with exposed hinges and vintage glass hardware, complete the period appropriate look. Infloor heat and a 3/8” frameless shower surround give a nod to modern comfort. The shower is done with beveled Carrera marble tiles, set in running bond, with a Dirk Elliott deco strip and Carrera tile basketweave on the floor.
Yarrow Point Master Bath
2005 REX Award Winner
The original Master Bathroom in this 1950s home on Yarrow Point was just about 144 square feet, poorly planned and dated. From its oak vanity to the beige colored square tiles throughout, it screamed 1980s. The entire room was set in beautiful travertine tile. A dark green accent border creates a carpet pattern on the floor, inside which the tile is set on point. A similar design is echoed in the shower. The shower was expanded and surrounded by glass to open it to the room. Adding a larger skylight completed the conversion of the dark, small room into a fabulous master spa.
Medina Master Bath
2004 REX Award Winner
2004 BIAW Award Winner
Seattle Master Bath
2003 REX Award Winner
2003 BIAW Award Winner
The original Master Bathroom in this 1957 home in Seattle was cramped and dated. Although the rest of the home had vaulted ceiling and was characterized by large, open rooms, the bathroom was very small and dark. The oak vanity was tiled in standard 2 x 2 tiles, with a self-rimming beige-pink sink and dated faucet. A creative architectural plan and judicious use of materials by the homeowner combined to make a beautiful bathroom that fit with the style of the house.
Pikes Peak Master Bath
2000 Rex Award Winner
1999 BIAW Award Winner
After years of remodeling the “public” parts of her home, this project was the homeowner’s gift to herself: converting a dark and dated master bath and guest bedroom into a luxurious master bath. The 1950s ranch style home had characteristically narrow hallways and small rooms. The homeowner wanted to update the master suite by expanding the long, narrow master bath into an adjacent guest bedroom. The end result is a lush room that is the French Country sanctuary the homeowner desired.
Magnolia Master Bath
This Seattle brick Tudor home was filled with charm, from its coved ceilings to its arched entries. That is, until you walked upstairs into the master bedroom and bath. When you reached the top of the stairs, you looked directly into a 67 square foot bathroom that was covered from floor to ceiling in 4” x 4” salmon color tiles. The new master bath borrowed a closet space from the master bedroom, successfully expanding the footprint from 67 square feet to a spacious 94 ½ square feet. The resulting bath is a perfect complement to the style and architecture of the home, while affording modern utility.