Bathing Beauty

The master bath, part of a main-floor retreat that includes a spacious bedroom, sitting room and fireplace, adheres to this traditional design theme and reflects the clients’ desire for a comfortable but elegant residence.

April 01, 2002

 

"The clients became so inspired by the possibilities for their dream home that the custom really came out in the design. It was really fun to watch."

— Glenn Carter, Advanced Building Consultants

This custom residence in the heart of the scenic Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle features a traditional style rather than the wood-and-stone architecture typical of the Northwest. Extraordinary attention to detail was paid on the millwork used throughout the home, from the trim accenting the sweeping exterior gables and circular rear veranda right through to the crown and window moldings, display niches and even the baseboard inside. The master bath, part of a main-floor retreat that includes a spacious bedroom, sitting room and fireplace, adheres to this traditional design theme and reflects the clients’ desire for a comfortable but elegant residence.

Style of Home | Dutch country

Location | North Bend, Wash.

Market Value | $1.2 million

Total Square Footage | 3,700

Builder/Designer | Advanced Building Consultants, Renton, Wash.

Architect | Gerry Slick Design Group, Tacoma, Wash.

Millwork Supplier | Designer Woodworks, Kirkland, Wash.

Custom Client | Affluent couple, no children

Major Products Used | Cabinetry: Canyon Creek, natural cherry finish | Countertops: Western Tile & Marble Contractors, granite | Flooring: DC Hardwood, red oak | Home Controls/Automation: Cascade Alarm & Signal Co. | HVAC: Trane | Lighting: Lamps Plus | Tub, Toilet, Sinks: Kohler | Shower Door: Agalite Estate Series | Plumbing Fixtures: Concinnity, satin nickel finish | Specialty Wood Trim: White River Hardwoods | Fiberglass Columns: Focal Point | Mirrors: custom by Designer Woodworks | Windows: Milgard

 

Make a Desirable Retreat

 

  • His-and-her vanities and dressing areas are balanced with a “let’s meet in the middle” spa tub from Kohler that has room for two.
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  • Beautiful and virtually maintenance-free, fiberglass Classicast columns support the arched soffit at the tub entrance.
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  • Oversize double-hung window receives the same traditional treatment that characterizes the millwork throughout the home, including a full window wrap with a sill and an apron.
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  • Manufacturer’s translucent “glue-chip” glass in the bathroom window provides natural illumination without sacrificing privacy.
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  • Double-width shower features a plate-glass door and granite tile walls in sea-foam green.
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  • Tub surround and vanity countertops are also granite.
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  • Red oak flooring features a natural finish that lets the beauty of the variations in the wood show through.
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