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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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September 19, 2014
irisdale wrote:
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I just sent you an answer by email. It is hard for me to envision whether or not this sort of shelf would look good in your bathroom without seeing a photo. Also for this bathroom it is one mirror not two.
   September 22, 2014 at 2:40PM
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Thanks you so much for such a quick answer. I would LOVE your opinion. I have a couple of pictures in my i-pad that I can send you tomorrow.
   September 22, 2014 at 3:43PM
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January 28, 2014
itsmetee wrote:
Who makes these faucets? Sink and tub!
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The faucets are by Dornbracht. The sink is by Deca. The tub is by Neptune.
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December 27, 2013
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It is from islandstone.com. It is their "cladding" series in color Himarchal White.
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September 30, 2013
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Neptune.
   September 30, 2013 at 11:24PM
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September 1, 2013
Amber Mulinaro wrote:
What are the dimensions on the bathroom? Wondering if I have space for
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5'-0" wide by 8'-7" long
   September 7, 2013 at 3:41PM
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August 26, 2013
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abornstein
Is the mirror in 2 pieces, or is it one solid piece behind shelf?
   April 9, 2014 at 9:45PM
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It is one piece. - Mark
   April 9, 2014 at 11:12PM
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May 17, 2013
Gabriela Richardson wrote:
Where Can I get the Shelf and The long Mirror?
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They were both custom made for this project.
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November 11, 2012
Yelena Ilnitskaya wrote:
What model is this toilet?
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reswe3
what kind of tub is that? I really like it
   June 21, 2013 at 11:02AM
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lanird11
Hows mold on those stone walls ...no grout?
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July 23, 2012
kitabadie wrote:
How is the shelf attached to the wall?
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Typically this type of shelf will come with a mounting unit that has short rods sticking out from it. The shelf will have corresponding holes in it that the rods will slide into. Hope that helps!
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megansims
Is the mounting unit attached onto of the mirror? Or either side of the mirror? Just trying this out in my bathroom and I was wondering how it would be flush against the wall. Thank you!
   October 25, 2012 at 9:30PM
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July 15, 2012
ckaichi wrote:
Is there any storage hiding in this bathroom?
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haeleyv
Yes there is, it's under the sink, if I am right.
   January 29, 2013 at 8:57PM
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The storage is under the sink.
   February 4, 2013 at 9:12PM
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August 3, 2011
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motherbear
The cabinet maker no doubt sealed the floating shelf. It may be solid construction but more often floating shelves are built as boxes with veneers to make them light & hollow inside thus allowing you to mount the shelf onto the hidden hardware.
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what are the dimensions of the sink cabinet and is it custom or who is the manufacturer?
   August 3, 2013 at 5:15AM
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April 3, 2011
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agentadams
there is no photo here of the shower - is the shower the same brick used as tub surround?
   March 2, 2013 at 4:20PM
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This is Island Stone Cladding in Himarchal White. This is a tub/shower, but it is not for everyday use. As a compliment in a shower you might try glass mosaic tile from Bisazza.
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   March 10, 2011 at 11:02PM
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Thank you for the compliment. The tub is by Neptune. The model is Zen.
   December 15, 2013 at 5:49PM
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maxima
When you put your mouse on the pictures, you will see green tags. On one of the pictures, it indicates the stone wall is natural stacked stone in gray from www.paylessfloors.ca.
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The wall tile is from Island Stone. It is their Cladding Series in Himarchal White. It is not from paylessfloors.
   December 14, 2013 at 1:33AM
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February 21, 2011
karendanko wrote:
I see you use several wall-hung toilets. Do you use Geberit carrier systems with the toilets?
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This is a floor-mounted one-piece Duravit toilet. Duravit does make toilets that use the Geberit in-wall tank system. :) Rhoda
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Yes, we do use wall-hung toilets, although this is a floor-mounted toilet as Rhoda correctly commented. Yes, we use Geberit carrier systems with the wall-hung toilets.
   December 14, 2013 at 1:35AM
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December 6, 2012
laurence12 wrote:
How long is the shelf, where did you find it Thanks
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