“They love things that are old, handmade and have patina,” says Meyer, who worked with Meyer & Meyer project
architect Molly Richter on the transformation. “Their collection informed this beautiful, serene new space.”
Meyer’s design, which also turned the master bedroom
into a Balinese retreat, makes use of the Rothmans’ vacation
mementos in subtle and surprising ways. Above the sink,
niches display small vases. A heavily carved antique door
covers a narrow, wall-mounted closet where the couple keeps
yoga mats. Several rustic four-legged stools with shallow concave seats provide convenient, movable seating. Over the
fireplace mantel, a richly figured limestone plaque depicts an
ancient ceremonial scene.
“The contractor, Andrzej Bolalek of Canton [Massachu-setts], built the whole fireplace wall around that one piece,
which functions as the keystone,” Meyer says. “He also built
the wooden benches, the cabinets, and installed the paneling
and the flooring.”
For privacy, bamboo blinds cover the
windows, though the blinds are usually open
to bring in natural light. The peaceful nature
of this space may not rival that of Ubud, but it
provides calm, beauty, and a spiritual atmosphere in which to
prepare to meet the day.
the balinese theme
carries into the master
bedroom, where a
cathedral ceiling with
exposed mahogany rafters
inset with bamboo panels
Susan and Glenn Rothman
of the architecture of the
Indonesian island. The
fireplace is made of
Jerusalem stone imported
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