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Boston Design Center Suite 429
traditional meets modern as the rich wood
tones anchor the space and sleek touches, such
as the cylindrical sconces that are mounted low
to avoid unflattering overhead light, and crystal
drawer pulls add a glamorous note.
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fixture in the house, it adds a touch of whimsy.
“There’s a giggle in it,” says Verbridge. Directly
below the fixture is an oval bathtub from Bain
Ultra that features a hydrothermal massage
and heated backrest. Curved walnut vanities
are topped with Carrara marble, and crystal
knobs add a judicious touch of glamour.
The bamboo floor was designed with
warmth in mind, both from the radiant heat
underfoot and from the rich hue and silky
feel. “Tile floors are visually cold,” says Verbridge. “They’re hard, and when you think
of bathrooms, there are a lot of hard surfaces.
There’s nothing soft other than towels, rugs,
With a separate water closet, a double
shower, and a large cedar linen closet, the master bath is soothing and practical. Opposing
vanities give the room symmetry while affording each user ample personal counter space.
For added privacy, a pocket door can close the
bathroom off from the rest of the suite.
The only hint of what lies beyond this private space is an intercom on the wall. “It gets
used a lot,” says Sue. “There’s a lot of, ‘Mom,
where are my shoes?’ ” But there are also moments when all is quiet, when the ocean glimmers through the window, the
early morning light bounces
off the walls, and Sue thinks: “I
can’t believe I live here.”