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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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itsmetee wrote:
Who makes these faucets? Sink and tub!
   Comment   January 28, 2014
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Mark Brand Architecture
The faucets are by Dornbracht. The sink is by Deca. The tub is by Neptune.
January 28, 2014 at 5:23pm     
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FARMHAUS wrote:
Stone? - Where can I find the stone?
     Comment   December 27, 2013
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It is from islandstone.com. It is their "cladding" series in color Himarchal White.
December 27, 2013 at 8:29am        Thanked by FARMHAUS
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christinecmt wrote:
Tub - Can you tell me who makes this tub?
   Comment   September 30, 2013
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Neptune.
September 30, 2013 at 11:24pm   
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Amber Mulinaro wrote:
What are the dimensions on the bathroom? Wondering if I have space for
   Comment   September 1, 2013
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5'-0" wide by 8'-7" long
September 7, 2013 at 3:41pm   
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lindaandmike132 wrote:
Shelf? - Fabulous look! Where is the other end of the shelf?? Trying to sort how how it might work in my bathroom remodel ....
   Comment   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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Gabriela Richardson wrote:
Where Can I get the Shelf and The long Mirror?
     Comment   May 17, 2013
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They were both custom made for this project.
May 17, 2013 at 1:29pm     
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DH Design wrote:
What model is this toilet?
   Comment   November 11, 2012
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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?
October 1, 2013 at 4:28pm     
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kitabadie wrote:
How is the shelf attached to the wall?
   Comment   July 23, 2012
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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!
July 24, 2012 at 5:03am     
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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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ckaichi wrote:
Is there any storage hiding in this bathroom?
   Comment   July 15, 2012
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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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karinab wrote:
What type of timber is used here, the depth of colour is fantastic (what is an appropriate bathroom timber that will be repellant to water?)
   Comment   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.
August 4, 2011 at 5:21am     
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fcgrossman
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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doris123 wrote:
What make are the stone and colour? What could I use in the shower stall to compliment it. We have balck granite contertops and floors with white fixtures and cabinets
   Comment   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.
December 14, 2013 at 1:26am     
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twirpy wrote:
What bathtub did you use in this design? Thank you so much. You have great style!
   Comment   March 10, 2011
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
March 10, 2011 at 11:02pm   
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Mark Brand Architecture
Thank you for the compliment. The tub is by Neptune. The model is Zen.
December 15, 2013 at 5:49pm   
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twirpy wrote:
You have great style! What stone did you use on the floor and walls? Thank you.
   Comment   March 10, 2011
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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.
March 12, 2011 at 4:01am     
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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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karendanko wrote:
I see you use several wall-hung toilets. Do you use Geberit carrier systems with the toilets?
   Comment   February 21, 2011
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
This is a floor-mounted one-piece Duravit toilet. Duravit does make toilets that use the Geberit in-wall tank system. :) Rhoda
August 11, 2011 at 2:17am   
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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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laurence12 wrote:
How long is the shelf, where did you find it Thanks
   Comment   December 6, 2012
smartdecor wrote:
What make and model is the sink?
   Comment   January 28, 2012
melowcat wrote:
whats the dimension of the tub? i want to put tub in my b.room but my problem is the space
   Comment   November 26, 2011

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