Grosse Pointe Historical Master Bath
Challenged with creating an updated, more functional bath within this well-preserved 1937 Grosse Pointe home, our team began by reworking the layout in order to accommodate a separate soaking tub and shower (previously one bathtub with shower head), as well as a dual vanity (previously just one pedestal sink). The space was tight, but we were able to incorporate these new elements with a very efficient floor plan, and maintain a light airy feel by carefully selecting materials that would still bring a historic warmth to the space without creating darkness or heaviness.
Encasing the new shower in glass was the first step in allowing daylight to reach all the way back to the bathroom’s entrance. Beautiful polished nickel plumbing fixtures, lights, hardware, and pivot mirrors bring in a warm element that continuously bounces light and shine around the space. Wanting to stay true to classic materials, but also balance the homeowners’ desire for functionality and practicality, porcelain tile and quartz were used for the main floor tile and countertop, while a white marble hexagon mosaic is inlaid into the floor, shower floor, and shower ceiling. Five foot high wainscoting panels adorn the new bathroom walls to bring in light and warmth, as well as a nod to the previous pink tile that came up to the same height.