Post HeadingCONTEMPORARY BATHROOM STYLE
TUCKED INTO THE ATTIC of a 1906 California bungalow, this renovated bathroom has a contemporary feel while paying homage to the home's Arts and Crafts character. A skylight in the shower (photo above right) provides additional headroom and floods the rest of the bathroom with more natural light. The polished nickel sink and fixtures and the wooden vanity top (inset photo, above left) were inspired by the butler's pantry in the nearby Gamble House, one of Charles and Henry Greene's classic Craftsman-style "Ultimate Bungalows," which was built in Pasadena in 1909. The countertop is made from goncolo alves, a tough, stain-resistant wood that is similar to teak in its appearance and resistance to rot. .MANY CONTEMPORARY MASTER BATHS have an open floor plan and are incorporated into the adjacent living areas. This one features a custom-colored mosaic tile floor and tub deck, which provides a colorful contrast to the smooth texture and neutral tones of the massive limestone tile walls. A TilE MURAL depicting an 18th-century Japanese painting contrasts with the darker granite scrubbing bench and slate floor in this bath. THIS BATH, located in a 1919 Craftsman-style house in California, what began as a relatively minor ceiling repair blossomed into a major renovation with the discovery of old and deteriorated galvanized plumbing. The bad news was that the plumbing would need replacing, along with the tile floor and fixtures; the good news was that the bath could be improved by enlarging the shower, installing new fixtures, and redecorating so that it more truly represented its Craftsman heritage. Many details give this bathroom its Arts and Crafts flavor, including the custom-crafted quarter- sawn oak medicine cabinet and freestanding storage unit, a reproduction claw-foot soaking tub, and the intricately exe- cuted tile floor and wainscoting. A REPRODUCTION CLAW-FOOT TUB (left)complements the bath's style while mortise-and-tenon joinery, Mission styling, and quartersawn oak construction give this medicine cabinet its Arts and Crafts appeal. In order to repair damage and bring the room's plumbing and electrical wiring up to code, this bathroom was gutted back to the wall studs and floor joists. But because the fixture locations worked efficiently, the basic layout of the room remained unchanged.