In a remodel that included a kitchen renovation, whole-house window replacement and 400-square-foot addition, it’s the private master bathroom in the addition where the designers lingered. “The bathroom is where we spent most of the time on that project,” says Adrienne Wood, who, along with husband Jason, renovated this house in East Providence, Rhode Island. “It’s such an intimate space for a couple,” Adrienne says. And given its location in this addition, it’s also a prominent one. “It’s always a feature when you walk into the bedroom.”
Bathroom at a Glance
Who uses it: A couple uses this bathroom in a master suite addition
Location: East Providence, Rhode Island
Size: 200 square feet (18.6 square meters)
This renovation also realizes a new chapter in the lives of the homeowners, a couple of seven years. Although the Woods designed the bathroom, the homeowners incorporated many of their own mementos, including the sculpture next to the tub, the chest under the vanity and the angel figurine on the counter to make it their own. “They were collectors of sorts but hadn’t really collected things together,” Adrienne says. “They really built this home together.”
The tub came from New England Demolition & Salvage, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is attached to a platform made from two reclaimed wood beams. The left beam was left long to function as a step into the extra-tall tub, which overlooks Bullock’s Cove, an inlet off the Providence River. The tops of the salvaged bathtub and the vanity align with the windowsills.
“The addition was all about the view out to the water,” Adrienne says. The low windows, 32 inches above the finished floor at the bottom and 56 inches at the top, were designed to frame the view for the bather. One window looks directly out to the water, and the other overlooks a new firewood stack that provides privacy from the neighbors.The scene evolves with the season, as the firewood is used.
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