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Harlem Residence Children's Bath contemporary-bathroom

Harlem Residence Children's Bath

A cookie cutter developer three bedroom duplex was transformed into a four bedroom family friendly home complete with fine details and custom millwork. A home office, artist studio and even a full laundry room were added through a better use of space. Additionally, transoms were added to improve light and air circulation.

Instead of providing separate bedrooms for the two young children, we designed a single large bedroom with a sliding wall of Douglas fir. Half of the space can be configured as a playroom, with the children sleeping on the other side. The playroom can also function as a guest room.

Photo by Ofer Wolberger

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reneelowder wrote:
who make the light fixture; name and number. thanks
   Comment   April 27, 2014
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Hi, the fixture was actually original to the bathroom and I don't have any model information. I'd suggest YLighting as a good resource for finding something similar. One thing to be aware of is that many of these linear fixtures are fluorescent and can "buzz" when operated with a dimmer switch. There are incandescent and LED versions also on the market worth researching.
May 2, 2014 at 6:49AM      Thanked by reneelowder
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Laura Curtis wrote:
toilet - Can you please tell me the name and brand of the toilet? Thanks!!
   Comment   April 12, 2014
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This toilet was actually re-used from the original bathroom and I don't know (remember) what it was. For a similar model I'd suggest looking at the Toto Carolina or the Duravit D-code. We typically specify Toto toilets because they're very well built. Hope this helps.
April 14, 2014 at 3:48AM   
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ycity wrote:
Where is the tile form? It is beautfiul. - Thanks!
   Comment   October 10, 2013
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Glad you like it. It's a penny tile from Nemo Tile. It's very reasonably priced and we like that it has a slight "halo" of tan around each dot of blue. Nemo has a number of different colors that are all great.
October 14, 2013 at 9:35AM   
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ycity wrote:
What is the size and type of tile used in the shower? - Thanks!
   Comment   September 20, 2013
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The tile is from Stone Source and is the Gypsum line. They're 6"x12".
March 20, 2014 at 6:32AM   
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choicy wrote:
love the sink. who makes it?
     Comment   August 15, 2013
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Yes, do tell!
September 17, 2013 at 2:35PM   
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The sink is from Duravit but you can find similar ones from Lacava. One thing to keep in mind with wall hung sinks is whether or not you want to purchase a nice looking trap and shut offs. They're not too expensive but are easily forgotten.
March 20, 2014 at 6:39AM   
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annettevh wrote:
Grout color - What grout color did you use with the Savoy Cornflower?
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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We used the #91 Slate Grey from Laticrete. It's a neutral color a little on the cool side. Laticrete and other manufacturers have sample books and it's worth looking at them in person before installing. Best of luck with your project.
June 17, 2013 at 6:47AM   
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aurakraft wrote:
the shower enclosure - isthe shower enclosure on a rail and is it class
   Comment   January 27, 2013
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We used a shower curtain here but removed it for the photo. Although I like glass enclosures for showers, I find they get in the way with kid bathtubs. This bathroom from the same project has a glass partition with simple clips to hold the glass in place.
Hope this helps.
January 28, 2013 at 7:06AM   
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afvr wrote:
The shower rail is double does that serve as towel rail as well?
   Comment   January 27, 2013
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The double curtain rail allows you to have a separate liner and fabric curtain.
January 28, 2013 at 7:01AM   
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reedrd wrote:
Will please provide detail in the medicine cabinet?
   Comment   January 27, 2013
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Hi. I am wondering how deep is this medicine cabinet? Is it completely surface mounted? Thanks much!
May 16, 2013 at 6:45PM   
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It's actually partially recessed about 4" and then projects from the face of the wall about 2". We were able to make it nice and deep because the wall was newly constructed. Hope this helps.
May 17, 2013 at 5:57AM   
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lahoudrita wrote:
what is the info for the penny tile. i love the color!
   Comment   January 24, 2013
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It's from the Savoy line at Ann Sacks in cornflower blue. It's pretty reasonably priced and has nice texture for walking. We're planning on using a similar tile on another project soon. Hope this helps.
January 26, 2013 at 8:26AM   
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You can create a simillar look using Merola Tiles Penny Round Marine, which can be found online on
June 6, 2013 at 8:41AM     
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With an expansive medicine cabinet and built-in wall storage, a vanity just isn't necessary here — the wall-mounted sink does just fine.

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