2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Bath $50,001-$75,000

Award Winners Before and After

2016 CotY awards for Entire Home  60k-100k

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  • 2016 CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award for Residential Bath $50,001-$75,000
  • 2015 Master Design Bronze Award for Bathroom $50,000-$75,000

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The professional yet free-spirited couple who own this mountaintop home wanted to replicate the feeling of an outdoor shower they experienced in a favorite resort during one of their many Caribbean trips together. Built in 1962 at the top of Mt. Helix, the home features stunning natural views and unusual architecture. The eclectic interior is decorated with works of art the homeowners have collected and a series of sculptural works created by the husband. Their new master bathroom had to reflect the couple's individualistic lifestyle while incorporating the concept of both an indoor and outdoor shower.

This memorable master bath evokes the experience of a Caribbean destination resort with a contemporary aesthetic. Connected indoor and outdoor showers and the design's emphasis on openness appeal to the imagination. Colors and materials throughout the room express an artistic spirit, while careful space planning and storage options provide a high level of modern functionality. Whether luxuriating in the sumptuous indoor shower or in the open air of the outdoor shower, this inviting space creates an unforgettable adventure for all the senses.

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2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - Before 1

Shag carpeting, a raised tub, and a very small shower were holdovers from the 1970s. The room felt dated and dark and was hard to keep clean.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - After 1

The new space is refreshingly open and airy, with an emphasis on welcoming in nature and reflecting light off interesting surfaces. The dark purple wall visually frames the view of the hillside forest just beyond the outdoor shower.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - Before 2

The original shower was strangely small given the amount of space in the room. The clients and their children are all tall, making the scale even more awkward.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - After 2

The new indoor shower was designed in luxuriously grand scale, punctuated by a column of shimmering glass tile in a myriad of colors, including blue, rust, purple, and red.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - After 3

The sumptuous gray wall was built from two 4' x 12' slabs of Neolith sintered compact surface. The material looks similar to concrete but with a more artistic, rustic texture reminiscent of natural rock.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - Before 4

The outdoor area seen from the existing bath was a dismal and neglected area with little to attract the eye.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - After 4

The unused outdoor space was transformed into an outdoor shower where the clients can relive their experience in a Caribbean resort with the modern functionality of contemporary design. Showering in the open air is an unforgettable experience in this inviting space.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - Before 5

The natural surroundings of the home are quite beautiful but were ignored and obstructed in the original design of the master bathroom.

2016 CotY Contractor Award for Entire Home  - After 5

Frosted glass lets in light and an impression of the view while retaining privacy. The wall with showerhead and elegantly simple controls is created from tile with the look of natural wood, selected in a shade that complements the gray wall of tile within.