Tracy Stone AIA
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Encino Modern asian-bathroom

Encino Modern

This remodeled bathroom now serves as powder room for the kitchen/family room and a guest bath adjacent to the media room with its pull-down Murphy bed. Since the bathroom opens directly off the family room, we created a small entry with planter and low views to the garden beyond. The shower now features a deck of ironwood, smooth-trowel plaster walls and an enclosure made of 3-form recycle resin panels with embedded reeds. The space is flooded with natural light from the new skylight above.
Design Team: Tracy Stone, Donatella Cusma', Sherry Cefali
Engineer: Dave Cefali
Photo: Lawrence Anderson

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volutegirl wrote:
Where I can get the shower wall? - I want a floor to ceiling shower wall with minimum to no grout.
   Comment   October 23, 2013
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Tracy Stone AIA
Hi there, For these bathroom walls we used a smooth troweled cement plaster with a sealer. The construction is much like you would use/see on exterior walls.
October 23, 2013 at 1:22pm     
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what sealer did you use over the plaster? Currently getting ready to do a venetian plaster shower. I have read about using waxes or sealers and just trying to grt more info. Thanks!
May 14, 2014 at 10:09am   
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plaxtar wrote:
Where can I buy the shower curtain? - Where can I buy the shower curtain?
     Comment   January 8, 2013
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Tracy Stone AIA
The "curtain" is actually a fixed panel of resin by 3Form: The possibilities are endless as you mix and match colors and textures. Have fun!
January 9, 2013 at 10:15am     
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sylviedubray wrote:
Hello, what is the nameof that plant? Thanks
   Comment   January 24, 2012
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J. K. Wiskamp
we called it - horsetail reed. each little segment comes apart if you pull on it. grows near water. hope that helps.
February 6, 2012 at 7:42am   
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dianeinphoenix wrote:
What is the gray wall made out of? It almost looks like concrete. Is is water proof?
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June 23, 2011 at 5:18am     
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The walls look similar to marble dust applied to a pool wall
November 5, 2012 at 5:22pm   
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ewalker wrote:
where can you buy the resin bamboo panel and does it hold up well in the shower
   Comment   February 27, 2011
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Thanks for the info. It wil look great in my son's Zen bathroom
March 3, 2011 at 10:22am   
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Mona Tramonte
what type of wood is used for the floor of the shower?
October 22, 2012 at 9:57am   
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vitalsplease wrote:
How do you clean the shower floor? I love this look, but I wonder about hair & other ickyness building up underneath the wood?
   Comment   January 23, 2011
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Tracy Stone AIA
We used ironwood, also known as Ipe. You can simply treat it with oil (like a butcher block counter) depending on the wood type. It will take a bit of maintenance - oiling it once/year for example.
November 9, 2012 at 2:40pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Step Into a Refreshing Outdoor Shower
This space plays with the boundaries between indoors and out, with the stunning glass panel marking the dividing line. The shower is open to the sky.
ds design studio added this to Get the Look: Falling Water in the Bath
Translucent resin panel with embedded reeds. A ribbon of water seems to flow from the upper left side of the shower. Reeds provide a natural element and visual texture and define the directional flow. Behind it is a rainfall shower head. This panel from 3form is made from 40-percent recycled resin.
Vertical plantings inspire and reflect the lines of this outdoor shower as well. The shower curtain picks up the vertical lines, with shimmers of light between, a perfect echo of the horsetail reeds seen here.
Lisa Frederick added this to So Your Style Is: Japanese
Style Secret: PlantsIntroducing a touch of living greenery infuses a Japanese-style interior with vitality. Choose traditional plants such as bonsai and bamboo, potted in sleek, minimalist containers made of wood, stone or another organic substance. Keep the palette focused — green foliage is more appropriate than a bounty of colorful blooms.East meets West: Want to venture beyond classic Japanese plants? Bring in specimens that suit the style's sleek, minimalist look: horsetail, ornamental grasses and more. Or explore ikebana, the time-honored art of flower arranging (and there's no shame in having the florist pinch-hit if you're all thumbs when it comes to floral design).
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Texture
The surface textures in this spalike outdoor shower area make it so very special. According to the designer: "The shower now features a deck of ironwood, smooth-trowel plaster walls and an enclosure made of recycled resin panels with embedded reeds." The privacy panel with the embedded reeds echoes the nearby planting of reedlike horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) — a nice, textural touch. More:Using Lines in Garden DesignUsing Rhythm in Garden Design

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