provements to start from the ground up: radiant
heat was installed under a new floor, which appears to be era-appropriate marble but is actually
ceramic tile that is more stain- and slip-resistant.
For the overall space, two original elements drove the design: a leaded-glass transom
that adorns a second-floor porch adjacent to the
bath, and the existing bay window in the room.
“We wanted to bring that leaded-glass detail into
the room,” says Alberti, who worked with local
artisans to duplicate the glass in a transom for
the shower enclosure. Besides its obvious architectural role, the transom allows natural light to
brighten the shower itself, where the walls are
ceramic tile and the floor is river rock. “The river
rock was another way to bring the outdoors into
the room, since we were already making that
connection with the leaded glass,” adds Alberti,
the shower’s spalike effect derives from tiled
walls, a river-rock floor, and a granite-topped seat.
The console sink (far right) adds to the period
style; paneled doors, in the foreground, bring
architectural detail to a built-in storage cupboard.
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