Riding on the ‘L’
Nestled near the top of Mount Helix, a master bathroom addition takes advantage of natural light and panoramic vistas.
“The bathroom is open and bright,” designer April Worrell says. “We created a vaulted ceiling and installed windows that boast the view and bring in soft beams of sunlight.”
The window geometry repeats in the porcelain wall and floor tile’s vertical, rectangular grid. On the sink side, glass wall tiles are placed horizontally in a subtle change of pattern. The material delivers visual texture and reflects even more exterior light. Its gentle hue disperses soft color around the space.
“We chose green glass because it created a neutral backdrop,” April says. “The porcelain tile is gray to contrast the glass. The color doesn’t distract the eye from the relaxing view out the windows.”
Stained alder cabinetry brings in a softer, organic feel. Straight-lined dual sink basins and faucets add a contemporary touch, while the vanity’s George Nelson pendant light points to the home’s mid-century style.
“The challenge was the placement of the bathroom,” April says. “Based on the client’s lot and existing home location, the addition required a long L shape. But because it was on the second story with no trees or structures to obscure the view, it allowed for natural illumination and minimal electrified light.”