pocket doors at each end of the wall between
the master bedroom and bath save space and
make both rooms seem larger and more open.
The tub’s stone surround extends into the
steam shower to form a bench.
with LEDs, turns into a softly glowing night-
light. The toilet sits next to it in an alcove.
“We considered closing off the toilet,” says the
husband, “but we decided it would take away
from the open feeling we wanted.”
They also wanted fixtures that were
handsome and functional. “I’m a form-follows-
function person,” says the wife, and Goff
delivered in spades.
The floor-mounted tub fill and the sink
faucets, modern gooseneck designs from the
Cifial Techno series, bring a classic look to
the sophisticated room. So do the two-over-two windows that seem a new interpretation
of an old New England archetype.
The homeowners added a bit of traditional style to the contemporary motif by
installing an old-time basket-weave-pattern tile floor. “We
both grew up in Manhattan,”
says the husband, “and the
tiling reminds us of the iconic
prewar style we were used to.” Beneath the
tile is a radiant heat system that warms wet
feet in a comfortable, steady, and energy-efficient way.
“The finish work on this house is just
wonderful,” says the husband. “We feel priv-
ileged to have it done as well as it was. We
didn’t want something that was over the top.
We wanted something that would allow us to
enjoy the woodscape.”
Now they can do that even while taking
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