Transom and interior windows let the sun shine into an accessible bathroom trimmed with a combination of durable woods
The first new owner of a Kentucky farmhouse built more than a century ago hired architect Garry Murphy to add a full bathroom with a wheelchair-accessible shower and a laundry room on the second floor. Dividing one of the existing bedrooms provided enough space for the project, but Murphy’s challenge was finding a way to bring natural light into both new rooms. Part of his solution was a combination of transom and interior windows along with a wall that stops short of the ceiling to allow light to filter in. Murphy also warmed up the bath with a variety of wood trim.