The original owners of this high-rise condo, built in 1983, opted to repurpose a third bedroom as a dining room. This would have been a fine interpretation of flex space, but for the awkwardness of having the door to an adjoining bath right next to the table.
So it wasn’t too surprising that rerouting that powder room entry became a priority when new owners moved in. Their intent in remodeling was not just to fix that plan glitch, but also to create display space for their extensive art collection. The new bath is arguably a work of art in its own right.
Architect Gregory Thomas and builder C. William Guerrero started by incorporating a wine pantry as a buffer between the dining room and powder room, which are now connected by a small hallway. To make the bath configuration even more discreet, they outfitted the space with a rounded pedestal cabinet that hides the toilet from the hallway, incorporating an additional layer of privacy. Clad in green mosaic tile to complement a handmade art glass sink, the cabinet provides storage, as well as a base for a freestanding sculpture from the owners’ collection.
Other sculptural elements include a honed marble floor inlaid with bronze tile, a wall-mounted Vola faucet, and a floating granite vanity countertop, finished with a rough “river edge” to show off the natural aspect of the stone.
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