design ViF studio
Less Is More
A bath suite downsizes to meet a family’s needs in a smart, stylish conversion
WRITTEN BY gAil rAvgiAlA • PHOTOGRAPHED BY bob o’connor
arely do new homeowners conclude there is just too much
closet space in their house. Isn’t “closets, closets” right up
there with “location, location” in the real estate agents’
mantra? Aren’t architects and designers constantly tasked
with finding more storage, no matter how big the house?
In a seaside estate on Massachusetts’s North Shore, a couple with
a growing family found quite the opposite was true. “The master bath
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actually consisted of two baths, a his and hers, each with its own walk-in closet,” says designer Lian Eoyang of ViF Studio in San Francisco.
“It was really an inefficient space. In ‘her’ bathroom, the toilet was
in the middle of the room and there was no privacy. And there was
a double shower lined with limestone tiles and enclosed with glass doors is
the backdrop for the oval-shaped tub that seems to float on a bed of smooth
beach stones in this updated master bathroom.