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vivian dwyer contemporary-bathroom

vivian dwyer

Daniel Liebermann, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, designed the 1,000-sq-ft Radius House in 1960. The current owners, Andrew and Kim Todd, contractor Kevin Smith and designer Vivian Dwyer agreed that the goal of this project was to insert modern elements into this house of the earth. The roof was rebuilt to allow for adequate ventilation and for a proper electrical system. It was necessary to redesign the kitchen, refurbish concrete floors, wood beams, metal pipes and resurface the canted, curved brick walls with smooth, white plaster. The space at the rear was rearranged into a master bedroom with an open washing area, separate powder room and closet/dressing room. Every space opens to views of the giant redwoods that surround the property, connecting with the outside and making the house feel bigger. The movement of light during the day activates different parts of the house, while layering the lighting carries this magical effect to the night. This house is a perfect example of how to live well in a small space.

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Becky Harris added this to Modern Icons: Nelson Pendant Lights
This mid-century house is the ultimate setting for a Nelson Light. If you check out the whole house, you'll see it's the Radius House, thus a spherical light is appropriate.

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on Sunday
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December 14, 2014
cool bathtub shower combo. step up and build in
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December 6, 2014
Shelf of stones
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December 5, 2014
Shower concept
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December 3, 2014
Step in bath.
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November 27, 2014
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November 25, 2014
bath tub
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November 21, 2014
Nice twist on the traditional shower/tub combo.
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,kve that rock wall acting as a shelf
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November 10, 2014
Very organic and cool.
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Sink in tub
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November 3, 2014
basement idea!
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November 1, 2014
triangular shaped tub
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October 29, 2014
rocks around the tub
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October 28, 2014
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Rock stack
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October 21, 2014
Tub and shower
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October 9, 2014
w o w
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October 1, 2014
Love it
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September 25, 2014
This stacked stone wall that becomes a shelf at the end of my shower.
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September 21, 2014
Takes a combined shower/bath from space-saving to exotic!
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September 11, 2014
Custom done white concrete forms the sunken tub here...Bingo! This is exactly what I want to make a tub out of!
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September 4, 2014
Is sunken an option?
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August 25, 2014
zen , use of stone
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Stone wall accent
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Just dreaming!! Love this!
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sunken bath
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The bath
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August 22, 2014
in ground tub
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Shower head in bath tub
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August 22, 2014
like the rock in the corner
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BathTub in ground
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I don't like the style but it's an example of weird shaped tub
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C to the O to the O L COOL
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August 10, 2014
sunken tub
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the woods and stone combo
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Free form shape of the tub.
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July 31, 2014
awesome & cool
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July 23, 2014
Is it possible to have the tub ground level, so it can actually be under the ground?
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open shower
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June 18, 2014
In ground bath
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Openness of shower/tub
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sunken tub
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rock wall
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May 26, 2014
Unique corner tub stones
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May 21, 2014
Not a fan of the shape, but like that it's in ground and the surroundings
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Sunken bath
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May 17, 2014
I like that is underground and has shower head
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May 15, 2014
interesting shape and combo
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April 27, 2014
partial rock wall
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April 16, 2014
This is kind of cool.
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April 13, 2014
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April 9, 2014
Tub shower
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Sink in bathtub
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Odd shaped tub set in floor, rocks/ statue
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April 3, 2014
I love it!
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Stairs into
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This is just so cool
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March 30, 2014
Indoor hot tub. Work in progress, but interesting nonetheless.
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In ground bath tub -shower
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in ground tub! Add shower head.
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Crazy shower
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Level with floor bath/shower
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Floor tub
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Steps leading down to sunken tub
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ub set in flr
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haven't seen anything like it. very unique
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Sunken bath
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Vasca interrata
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Open shower
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If you can't go out or up. Go down!!
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Shower tub
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Rocks in bathroom
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tub shape
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Quirky but interesting and creative set up for a bath shower.
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Fun bathtub
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sunk tub plus shower
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little small
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Mur en pierre
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Sunkin tub
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Livable bathroom
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Stone surface Looks like you're in earth
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January 8, 2014
Great and fun concept for a bathroom when you have young children.
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January 5, 2014
Sunken bath/shower
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January 5, 2014
The tub is a hoot....
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Kind of fun!
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Concrete floor plaster walls
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December 22, 2013
Imagination, functuality
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December 22, 2013
Bath tub in floor.
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December 21, 2013
Love the Asian flair and the shallow sunken tub
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privacy glass looking like rice paper
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wierd open walk in shower
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Shower valve wall
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November 30, 2013
The whole damned thing!!!
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November 26, 2013
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Making use of extra space
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November 15, 2013
Half stone shelves
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November 14, 2013
underterrane bathtub? what an idea! it solve a lot of problem!
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November 11, 2013
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November 7, 2013
11a bathroom
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November 7, 2013
Step down
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November 7, 2013
like the tub level with floor so no step up and in
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November 2, 2013
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October 31, 2013
love the built in shower
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October 29, 2013
novel idea. shower to wash off the soap
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October 27, 2013
Just what I want for my bathroom! Love it!
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September 8, 2013
The bathtub
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September 8, 2013
Love that the bathtub goes into the ground
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September 4, 2013
Love this odd shaped bath
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September 2, 2013
bathtub and shower
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August 30, 2013
Cool Sunken Bath
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August 29, 2013
Just for fun!
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August 29, 2013
Just for fun, check this out!!
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August 28, 2013
Beauty of it all.
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August 27, 2013
Shower bath combo. But looks high end
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August 25, 2013
Shower bath
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August 25, 2013
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August 20, 2013
rock wall and tiles surrounding tub is great!
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August 14, 2013
Cool bathroom
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August 5, 2013
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August 4, 2013
Sunken bowl for shower. Good for preventing flooding
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August 3, 2013
Rock work.
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July 30, 2013
I like the idea of the tub is flush on the floor
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July 29, 2013
WEIRD! i love this drop down tub! not to mention, the rocks on the side are neat!
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July 28, 2013
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July 26, 2013
the in floor tub and fountain
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July 18, 2013
open shower concept, no glass
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July 17, 2013
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July 17, 2013
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July 16, 2013
Outdoor brought indoors. Tub integrated into room so as to make it part of it, not just fixture in it.
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July 15, 2013
Stacked rock shelves
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July 14, 2013
Sunk-in tub
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July 11, 2013
rock steps to hold bathroom items
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July 10, 2013
I like how u can step into the tub instead of climbing into the tub!
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July 9, 2013
sunken tub
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July 8, 2013
the rocks and in ground bathtub
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Oh my YES
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June 25, 2013
Very unique
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June 23, 2013
Interesting bathroom
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These as the lights.
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June 20, 2013
Sunken tub an stone
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brick stone in the corner
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Sunken bath
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June 12, 2013
you can't fall 'up'...
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Idea of sunken bath
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floor-level bathtub
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Holzappikationen im Schwimmbad und ein wenig Farbe und licht und es sieht nach Wellness aus
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Sunken bathtub and shower combo
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May 28, 2013
sunkin tub. thats a cool idea
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Stone/wood/concrete bath space
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Fred's shower
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Love the bathtub
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