Back to Nature
The focal point of the master bath is a freestanding tub in front of an eclectic wall of warm, reclaimed “purple poplar” wood. On one side is the steam shower, and the other houses the toilet room.
A double vanity topped with Calacatta marble spans the length of the master bath. Open shelving under each drawer was designed to give depth to the space.
The oversized island features two 14-ft. by 14-ft. slabs of bookmatched Calacatta Premium marble and offers seating for six or more. It houses the dishwasher and microwave drawer and is highlighted above by four industrial pendants. A commercial-grade range, hood and glass-door refrigerator round out the space.
The backsplash is hand-glazed ceramic subway tiles in metallic gray, and the open shelving is made from reclaimed walnut barnwood slabs. The bottom shaker-style cabinets are a muted stone gray color and feature soft-close doors.
The marble in this shower is marble with the look of reclaimed wood in a chevron pattern. The vanity in this space also has the feeling of being aged.
McClain said he differentiated each of the bathrooms by using an alternate look and feel for each shower wall. “These were very small bathrooms,” he added, “so we needed to create impact in each of them.”
The designer chose different tile for each bathroom, opting for vertical subway tiles in this space, which he said scared his client at first since subway tile is usually placed horizontally. Oversized glass doors lead into the shower with a small gap between them and the ceiling.
This downstairs guest bath also services the pool gets lots of use, so McClain spent a lot of time with this design. Because of his love for geometric shapes he chose white, gray and silver octagonal marble floor tile that flows into the curbless shower, and hand-glazed white subway tiles that add texture to the walls. The space above the wall tile and on the ceiling is painted a charcoal metallic gray, and the zinc-clad vanity is outfitted with articulating wall sconces.