Example of a large minimalist master gray tile and ceramic tile dark wood floor bathroom design in New York with open cabinets, white walls, a wall-mount sink and marble countertops

New Canaan Residence

Modern Bathroom, New York

This residence, nestled into a clearing in a lush forested landscape, was designed to immerse its occupants in the full range of environments that the site offers. A winding drive brings visitors through the forest to arrive at an open hilltop court that is defined by the low, embracing form of the house. The house is built on a steep grade, with the entry on the second level, so as you move inside, the feeling of grounded horizontality becomes one of floating in the treetops. The tree canopy enfolds the interior space and creates a visual perimeter that changes with the seasons. A staircase tucked behind the free-standing fireplace leads down to the lower level of the house, which is carved into the earth and gives onto the forest floor. The cozy nature of the lower level provides an experiential contrast to the expansive and light-filled level above. Architect: Specht Harpman Interior Design: Carrier & Co. Photographer: Elizabeth Felicella Press and Awards AIA Design Award Residential Architect (RA) Award Architectural Digest New Canaan Modern Homes Tour
Example of a large minimalist master gray tile and ceramic tile dark wood floor bathroom design in New York with open cabinets, white walls, a wall-mount sink and marble countertops - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (2)

Eliza Lehrman wrote:October 4, 2013
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    Specht Architects
    7 years ago
    The sink is custom built. It is integral with the countertop.
  • S Clark
    5 years ago
    Who made the sconces?
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