2023 Master Design Awards: Bathroom More Than $75,000 — SILVER

by Emily Blackburn

Harrell Design + Build

Mountain View, Calif.

Location: San Jose, Calif. | Project Cost: $287,700
Square Footage Before: 90 | Square Footage After: 105

The sophisticated and fun couple in the project wanted a private primary bathroom to enjoy long soaks in a tub and have an elevated space to call their own. With their two young boys sharing their only full bathroom, it became clear a change was in order.

The bedroom space was dark, despite the window overlooking the backyard, which begged the question of how to flood the space with natural light in an interior bathroom. The primary bedroom was located directly off the hallway, and the closest and only full bathroom in the house was located across the hallway and shared between four people. The homeowners were in desperate need of a restful sanctuary retreat where they could unwind from the day in peace. This room was earmarked for their new primary bathroom and was too dark and too small for their list of must-haves, which included light, space, storage, and privacy.

Their must-have list also included a soaker tub, a private water closet, a unique vanity to coordinate with their existing furniture, and tile “to die for.” To solve these challenges, an addition was built, bumping the primary bedroom space to the backyard, and the bathroom became an “interior space.” A large Skylight was added to the bathroom to drench the room in splendid sunlight. This clever space planning provided a sophisticated suite with fresh custom materials to appeal to their unique style and flair. The room also features double Luxe gold showerheads with individual temp control and an adjustable height hand shower to easily clean and rinse every nook and cranny. Exquisite floor-to-ceiling emerald tile gives the new wet room an expansive feel. The Pratt & Larson tile is handcrafted with a crackle glaze and required a hand-dipped sealant to keep it looking its best for years to come.


Doors: TruStile
Tile: MSI, Ashbury, Dal Tile
Bath Cabinetry: The Wood Connection

Countertop: MSI
Tub: Products Neptune
Toilet: Kohler

Shower faucet: Brizo
Sink: Kohler
Sink Faucet: Brizo

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