56 DESIGN NEW ENGLAND SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013
Cool colors and enticing curves create a master bath that feels like a Bahamas getaway
written by regina cole • photographed by eric roth
“When you fly over the Bahamas and look down on the colors of the water, it’s so beautiful,” says the owner of a sybaritic spa bath in Hamilton, Massachusetts. “You could say that we are blue-green fans.” “This is not your typical master bath,” says architect David Mehlin of Ips- wich, Massachusetts, the brains behind an ambitious multiyear project that
converted a six-stall horse barn and attached carriage house into an expansive and comfortable family
home. The bathroom is part of an addition housing a garage and workshop on the ground floor with a master bedroom and bath above. A bridge over a lower-level breezeway connects the main house’s second-floor bedrooms to the upstairs suite.
entered by doors flanking the
walnut vanity, the master
bathroom’s design features
sensuously curving lines and a
blue, green, and sand palette
inspired both by California
forests and Bahamian waters.
architecture david mehlin
interior design a casa design