Porch HouseModern Bathroom, Kansas City
The Porch House located just west of Springfield, Missouri, presented Hufft Projects with a unique challenge. The clients desired a residence that referenced the traditional forms of farmhouses but also spoke to something distinctly modern. A hybrid building emerged and the Porch House greets visitors with its namesake – a large east and south facing ten foot cantilevering canopy that provides dramatic cover.
The residence also commands a view of the expansive river valley to the south. L-shaped in plan, the house’s master suite is located in the western leg and is isolated away from other functions allowing privacy. The living room, dining room, and kitchen anchor the southern, more traditional wing of the house with its spacious vaulted ceilings. A chimney punctuates this area and features a granite clad fireplace on the interior and an exterior fireplace expressing split face concrete block. Photo Credit: Mike Sinclair
What Houzz contributors are saying:
In this modern Missouri farmhouse, the master bath has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the 3-acre spread. A deep tub allows the bather to loll in comfort — and privacy. The roof overhang shields the room from the heat of the sun, while blinds can be lowered to shut out the world.
The large bathroom is open to the backyard on the south, where the roof overhang (larger, given the setback of the bathroom from the corridor wall in plan) shades the space in the summer to help keep it cool. Blinds tucked at the header of the window provide privacy when desired.
This bath offers a different kind of nest with high sides, three walls enclosing the space tightly and a beautiful vista out floor-to-ceiling windows. The high tub sides allow the bather to feel enclosed and nested, while the vista allows her to feel like she is on the pinnacle of a hill.