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If you love great cars you can appreciate great bathrooms…everything in its place: ergonomic buttons, handy compartments and well-optioned.


The owner runs a boutique car repair and tuning shop and has a meticulous attention to detail in every custom project he undertakes. He and his wife wanted their dated main bathroom modernized to match the clean mid-century character of their house that they’ve lovingly renovated room by room. Their home is one of the collection of post and beam houses that help to make the north shore such a special place to live and experience nature.


Because of the existing bathroom dimensions, existing window and tight layout, we left the fixture locations intact. 


We replaced the existing dark-tiled and leaking shower with a waterproofed curbless enclosure. The new shower has a tiled minimal linear drain built into the floor, and a tiled bench that seemingly rises from the floor. A rainhead and hand shower give options and facilitate cleaning. Fixtures by Aquabrass. The main shower wall is adorned with Bocci 14 half-sphere hand-blown lights.


We also chose to tile every wall, using a matte white tile and matching grout that gives the walls a softness. When renovating a bathroom so extensively and running new plumbing and electrical, it usually makes sense to tile every wall and save on having a drywaller come in and have to make multiple trips. It’s a practical solution and more importantly, beautiful and luxurious.


We replaced the existing toilet with a simple wall-hung TOTO toilet. Tank hidden in wall. Modern flusher by Geberit.


Bathroom storage should be plentiful but considered. The vessel sink by Laufen sits on a custom-built wood vanity with Douglas Fir fronts. The vanity floats on the wall, slightly recessed for greater drawer depth. It’s also clear of the walls which frees it from feeling cramped and jammed into the existing alcove. A simple Rubi wall-mount faucet fills the sink in a minimalist manner. Above it hangs a custom mirror and wood medicine cabinet with glass shelves, flanked by a pair of sculptural sconces from Roll & Hill.


Photos by Jesse Laver (Laver Creative).

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