CAB architects open up a second-floor bathroom to the sky
CAB Architects looked to the stars for the flip of this bathroom, inserting a skylight smack-dab in the middle of their Edwardian fixer-upper.
The pairing of a custom-fit skylights and a soaring, two-metre tall mirror break the fifth wall, so to speak, creating the striking illusion of a roofless bathroom. The lofty space is crowned with a picture-perfect reflection of honey locust treetops, and behind the mirror is a cleverly tucked medicine cabinet. Classic and collegiate, a palette of navy, brass, and marble was selected for the interior.
Fixtures are a pleasing mix of old and new world, left unlacquered for their natural ability to gain a rich patina over time. Clean-line cross handles, a telephone-style shower head, and flat cylinder knobs shine against cream-white Carrara tiling. The shower is finished with a royal blue mosaic in concert with the blue-grey veins of the marble, adding depth to the modestly sized room.
Originally published in our Best New Homes 2019 issue as CAB Architects. Also featured in 4 Blissful Bathrooms Chock-Full of Inspiring Takeaways.