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Transforming a plain bathroom into a true master bath experience with a modern, welcoming feel.

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  • Create a more contemporary master bathroom; improve energy efficiency; maintain the original window location


To modernize their master suite’s bathroom, the owners of a 1916 traditional classical house in Piedmont, Calif., decided that they not only wanted to update their master bath but also wanted to make it as “green” as possible.

Designer Maurice Levitch created an enchanting and comfortable spa-like atmosphere while maintaining the existing bath’s footprint and keeping the original window locations (a must-have for the client). A sleek standalone tub surrounded by crystalline green tile beckons, while a glass-enclosed shower replete with Grohe fixtures and teak wood flooring promises a luxurious bathing experience.

Judges’ comments

“When compared to the eclectic, somewhat disparate combination of elements in the original design, the new bath is simple, visually larger, and relaxing.” —Mark A. Newman, senior editor, REMODELING.

Spec List

Bathroom plumbing fittings: Grohe

Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Grohe

Exhaust fan: Panasonic

Hardware: Salice

Lighting fixtures: Lutron

Paints/stains: Zinsser

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