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California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom contemporary-bathroom

California Cool in the Castro-Bathroom

This Castro neighborhood remodel presented the challenge of transfroming two rather ordinary, window-less bathrooms into modern spa-like rooms. We drew upon water for our inspiration to create a cool and refreshing feeling. The master bathroom tone is established by Carrera marble floors and walls of handmade glass mosaic tiles the color of water flecked with subtle streaks of dark red. A wall-hung wood vanity inspired by a piece of modernist furniture appears to float above the floor. Decorative light fixtures placed directly on the wall-to-wall mirrors bring together the tones of the wood cabinet, polished chrome plumbing fixtures and white porcelain sink. At the powder room, a backlit shoji screen in a narrow slot opposite the vanity was introduced as a lighting element, creating the impression of natural light from a window. Photos by Mark Brand.

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milenainla wrote:
Could you please share the type of tile was used. Really pretty.
     Comment   April 7, 2013
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Mantra from Walker Zanger.
April 8, 2013 at 8:06AM     
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Thank you:)
April 10, 2013 at 3:46PM   
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8newhouse wrote:
Distance between faucets - I love this look! It is really great! Could you please tell me how far apart the faucets are. Is there any problem with them being close or is it a good distance for adults? Thanks so much!
   Comment   March 27, 2013
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You're welcome.
April 7, 2013 at 12:21AM   
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How deep is this sink -- how about splashing? Is there a type/angle of faucet you recommend?
April 10, 2013 at 12:32PM   
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jhb24 wrote:
How long is this sink?
   Comment   December 1, 2012
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
Could be a Duravit 045410 1 Meter Wide Lavatory Washbasin
Mark Brand consistently chooses great plumbing fixtures.
:) Rhoda
December 2, 2012 at 3:27AM   
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It is one meter wide. It is the Hastings Zero 100.
February 4, 2013 at 8:16PM     
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mdolata wrote:
What brand are the faucets? Very cool!
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They are Mem by Dornbracht.
February 4, 2013 at 9:12PM   
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larryncelia wrote:
What brand and model sink is this?
   Comment   December 30, 2010
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Also check out Duravit's 47" trough sink. Two styles - one with wider sides.
November 2, 2011 at 7:26AM   
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It is Zero by Hastings.
December 14, 2013 at 2:04AM     
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ffud wrote:
Could you please tell me the paint colour
   Comment   June 16, 2014

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3. Unite Jack and Jill. Placing two faucets over a long sink gives you the double-sink effect without actually requiring two sinks.

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Colour of tile
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Info on sinks etc
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