A newly blended family in Arlington, Va., found themselves in a 1,300-sq.-ft. single-family home with only two bedrooms and one bathroom. Designer Michael Winn of Falls Church, Va.-based Winn Design Build came to the rescue with a design that would double their former layout.
Along with a transitional aesthetic, the kitchen needed to have seating for the children and a kitchen sink that faced the family room.
The cabinetry is a Shaker style in a dark-stained cherry, while the countertops are a light granite for a timeless look.
“My goal for the master bath was to create a calming, spa-like space,” said Winn. “The lavender, gray and marble help contribute to this feeling.”
The relatively small bathroom needed more lighting, but the design team also needed a wall to place the shower fixtures. The solution is this tiled column, which is clad in vertical pieces to imitate the look of falling water.
“Superior craftsmanship was required to completely transform the home,” said Winn. “In particular, the master bathroom shower’s intricate pattern of porcelain Calacatta and Apennine mosaic tile – from the Italian Alps – required a very talented tile setter.”
Now the former unfinished basement boasts a living area and a bar complete with a refrigerator and wine storage.