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A Skylight Saturates a Windowless Bathroom in Sunlight

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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.

A Velux skylight pours light upon a marble countertop and backsplash (from York Fabrica) and brass faucet from Dupont Plumbing.

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.

CAB Architects Bathroom Skylight Reno Designlines Toronto

Originally published in our Best New Homes 2019 issue as CAB Architects. Also featured in 7 Modern Bathroom Designs Chock-Full of Inspiring Takeaways.  

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