fragrance of lilacs floats up through open windows. In winter, a view of frosty
mountains invigorates the morning routine.
One of her favorite features is the long, deep, free-standing tub bathed
in light from a bank of windows that measures 6 feet wide by 9 feet high.
Made of cast iron, the tub is positioned to offer views of either the Green
Mountains to the south or the pond and forest to the north. “I sit both ways,
depending on my mood,” says the wife. “It’s one of the best places in the
house to sit and look at the pond.”
Tumbled Grigio Carnico marble with a Mira Matte color enhancer lines
the shower and bathroom floor. The dark gray material speaks to the stone-
worked landscaping outside their windows, which includes a hut replicating
the cleits in the husband’s native Scotland and a low wall enclosing a vegeta-
ble garden. The roomy, oversize shower offers a mountain view.
Like the overall design of the house, the vanity reflects the simple, utilitarian beauty of agrarian buildings. Fashioned of steel and reminiscent of a
worktable, it nonetheless offers artistic grace. The countertop and rectangular
sink are cast and polished concrete. Here again, Cushman challenged conventional thinking about master bathrooms, suggesting one large bowl instead of
the welded steel vanity (right) by John Bornemann of Morrisville,
Vermont, is topped with cast and polished concrete and evokes a simple
worktable with contemporary style. Tumbled Grigio Carnico marble
provides the bathroom (facing page) with a bedrock connection.
Stone and Advanced
Cumar's Basaltina column and floor
tiles were chosen by Patrick Planeta
and Meredith Basque of Planeta-Basque Design and by Architect Kelly
Monnahan as part of a minimalist
palette to create this extraordinary
To emphasize the rooms round shape,
Cumar custom produced the hollow
stone column to synchronize with the
concentric circles that radiate from
Discerning homeowners and design
professionals have always respected
the time-honored family tradition of
European stone craftsmanship which
thrives at Cumar.
THE BEST STONE IN THE WORLD
69 Norman Street, Everett, Massachusetts 02149