Newton ResidenceContemporary Bathroom, Boston

Architect: (MTA) Maryann Thompson Architects

Photograph by: Chuck Choi

Inspiration for a contemporary freestanding bathtub remodel in Boston —  Houzz
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mariathiessenmcpherson wrote:Apr 6, 2014
  • mariathiessenmcpherson
    Thank you. Yes,I meant branches.
  • Sylvia Carlson

    Those are Curly Hazelnut branches. You can get a bundle of them at Wal-mart for about $10. In a Japanese bathroom, (or any that you see without shower curtains or doors), the whole floor has to be covered with waterproof concrete, tile or stone, then waterproofed grout. This must be done by a professional, since the floor has to have drains all along one side and be designed to slope towards the drains. In Japan, it's traditional to get washed sitting on a stool outside the tub, or to take a shower before getting in the bath. That way, the whole family can take turns soaking in the tub without having to change the water, because filling such a huge tub uses a LOT of hot water. Some neighbourhoods still have community baths, where neighbours get together to relax in giant, shared tubs and chat. The tub is not used for getting clean, but just for relaxing. And YES, everybody gets naked to do this, although some community baths have separate times for men and women.

Etienne Martin wrote:Mar 26, 2014
jpro22 wrote:Mar 27, 2013
  • themomz
    because bathrooms collect so much dirt and mildew along with hair how do you clean the stones. is there a drain in the floor under them so they can be washed and the water runs out? beautiful, but seems like a lot of work.
  • Sindu Arya
    very creative (Y), but how if there's trouble occure in the shower? will it be eazy to fixed it? doesnt it too high to reach? hee hee. but it's a cool design
aqt3753 wrote:Feb 17, 2013
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    This is WETSTYLE bathtub model BC04
    Cube Bathtub BC04 · More Info
  • janewillson

    What material is used to make the edge that holds the rocks in?

sunnymede70 wrote:Oct 19, 2013
  • aqt3753
    I also LOVE this wall color. Has anyone found out what color paint was used?
Jan Huff wrote:Jun 16, 2013
  • Nicole Ahern
    Even with good venting, won't the rocks get slimmy with mold from the constant moisture?
  • sswarup73

    i was also considering this style for my bathroom and was wondering if water collecting in the rocks would pose a problem?

jayasundera wrote:Mar 5, 2013
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    Denali Construction
    The shower fixtures are by Kohler, and the controls can be seen on the wall to the left of the sink.
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              What Houzz contributors are saying:

              Hannah Kasper added this to 3 Things to Do Right After a RemodelDec 14, 2016

              Ask Your Contractor About MaintenanceWhile general cleaning is great for maintenance of your whole house, there are other items that need a little extra TLC to keep them functioning the way they should. I can suggest a few maintenance items that I’ve encountered, but ultimately the remodelers are the experts on your project. And, if they don’t know exactly how to take care of something, they’re surrounded by experts who can provide some knowledge.

              Jess McBride added this to Enjoy the Simple Beauty of a Backyard Rock GardenJun 2, 2016

              The Zen garden is easy to replicate indoors. You just need river rocks, a plant — or at least branches, as pictured here — and an open mind.MoreHow to Create a Zen-Inspired GardenLuxuriate in the Calm of a Minimalist Garden

              Bryan Anthony added this to Houzz TV: 71 Dream Bathtub ViewsDec 28, 2015

              50. In this contemporary bathroom in Massachusetts, bathers can stand up in the tub to take in the views or to rinse off under the rain shower built into the ceiling. The space is by Denali Construction.Watch: Enjoy the parade of bathtubs and views in this episode of Houzz TVClick “Next Page” below to see more

              Natasha Saroca added this to 20 Ways to Design an Asian-Style BathroomJan 9, 2015

              4. Simple and serene. Calm and uncluttered, this blissful Zen-inspired bath zone sets the scene for rest and relaxation. Neutral-toned walls add warmth and an inviting ambience, while the bath, vanity and scattered accessories in crisp white, as well as high-shine chrome fixtures, lift the look. A large window that provides an abundance of natural light sits high on the wall, so you can admire the view as you stand under the relaxing rain shower. A carved wooden plaque, decorative display of branches and bed of loose river pebbles that frames the tub complete the look.See more of this contemporary home

              What Houzzers are commenting on:

              Black Gold Contractors LLC added this to Customer IdeasOct 9, 2019

              Pebbles around the tub with jets coming down from ceiling

              klawler54 added this to 923 E Mountain Rd SAug 14, 2019

              Depending on the landscaping, might look nice to have rocks inside and outside especially if the boulder is visible outside the 2nd bath downstairs.

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