Sun-Splashed Master Bath
Breaking down a new master bath highlights lessons in savvy design.
Synopsis: The master bath in a home that architect Gale Goff designed in Little Compton, R.I., takes advantage of its wetland setting and access to views of rolling fields. The tub is positioned in a south-facing dormer below two large windows, large 2-over-2 double-hung windows bring in additional daylight, and large mirrors reflect daylight throughout the space. Other notable features of this bath include a tub deck that extends into the adjacent shower to provide a seat, and two floating vanities that make the narrow room seem wider. Photo: Warren Jagger
Little Compton, R.I., is characterized by shingled, gabled buildings set in a rural landscape surrounded by stone walls. That was the regional context for this new family home I designed while at the firm of Estes/ Twombly Architects. The site is predominantly wetlands, with the house set on a plateau to capture southern exposure and stunning views of…