A tropical wood plank master bath goes for sustainable modernity in a beach house.
In a beach house, it makes sense to create a tropical wood plank master bath — one that stands up well to water. In this Mr.-and-Mrs. bath, the planks take on the added role of a motif worked in several ways. Wood slats, installed on aluminum supports like fencing, help screen off to a semi-open shower. More slats form the shower base. The same wood is used as horizontal paneling on walls, and also on the deck of the double vanity with vessel sinks. There is definitely a Japanese bathhouse aesthetic at work in a wood plank master bath where the frosted window behind the tub evokes a shoji screen.
A series of aluminum trusses act as slender silver beams supporting the wood partitions. One cleverly doubles as a shower curtain rod. In the shower, twin stations are created with hand held showers set again a white-tile wall and well illuminated with recessed lights.
Ocean-blue variegated mosaic tile on the bathtub facing and deck creates a focal point and coordinates well with the white tile squares on the sink wall. A pair of vessel sinks sit on top of a planked floating vanity with a handy towel storage shelf below. Overhead, sconces that look rescued from an architectural office are mounted above the main mirror. They are easily adjustable as task lights for the sinks and provide extra illumination for the magnifying mirror. Do they remind anyone else of albino grasshoppers? The Tolomeo Mega Wall Light is similar to these.
It’s often difficult to photograph bathrooms since space tends to be tight. This series helps show a lot about the way space can flow since the bathroom includes a tub worked into a niche created in front of the window. It’s interesting to note that this view of the bath gives a casual observer a feeling of just having stepped out of the shower.
(Source: Hutker Architects)
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the cape on the corner says
wow, that is amazing. it looks like the wood is curved on the shower, which i love. this is the perfect, most serene, bathroom. thanks so much for highlighting it!
These pictures look great. Love the wood treatment. It gives it such a a high zen feel.
Pam @ BeColorful
Bryan Gambina says
What type of wood is this ?
Jane F says
Most likely teak.