Room to GrowVictorian Bathroom, Boston

A growing family and the need for more space brought the homeowners of this Arlington home to Feinmann Design|Build. As was common with Victorian homes, a shared bathroom was located centrally on the second floor. Professionals with a young and growing family, our clients had reached a point where they recognized the need for a Master Bathroom for themselves and a more practical family bath for the children. The design challenge for our team was how to find a way to create both a Master Bath and a Family Bath out of the existing Family Bath, Master Bath and adjacent closet. The solution had to consider how to shrink the Family Bath as small as possible, to allow for more room in the master bath, without compromising functionality. Furthermore, the team needed to create a space that had the sensibility and sophistication to match the contemporary Master Suite with the limited space remaining.

Working with the homes original floor plans from 1886, our skilled design team reconfigured the space to achieve the desired solution. The Master Bath design included cabinetry and arched doorways that create the sense of separate and distinct rooms for the toilet, shower and sink area, while maintaining openness to create the feeling of a larger space. The sink cabinetry was designed as a free-standing furniture piece which also enhances the sense of openness and larger scale.

In the new Family Bath, painted walls and woodwork keep the space bright while the Anne Sacks marble mosaic tile pattern referenced throughout creates a continuity of color, form, and scale. Design elements such as the vanity and the mirrors give a more contemporary twist to the period style of these elements of the otherwise small basic box-shaped room thus contributing to the visual interest of the space.

Photos by John Horner

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rmotwani wrote:Feb 18, 2013
  • sharynangley
    what type of marble is in this bathroom?
  • PRO
    ANN SACKS - Texas
    The pattern as we show it standard is featured in Carrara, Bardiglio & Blue Pearl. However, a broad range of stone choices is available for customization. Don't hesitate to get in touch direct for design recommendations, pricing and samples 214 742 8453 or - TAMARA | Design & Sales
Live Interior wrote:Jan 11, 2012
  • lacasadekells
    Did you use Dove Wing on the ceiling also? Thank you.
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi lacasadekells and thanks for your question. Yes, we used Dove Wing on the ceiling as well, probably 50% strength/tint.
bclayton42 wrote:Apr 1, 2014
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Thanks, Ann Sacks. We love your tile and so do our clients!
  • georgierey
    what are the circle patterns made out of? Do you have a close up of the rug?
bguseth wrote:Dec 1, 2013
  • cinmar115
    What are the mirror's dimensions?
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi cinmar115. Thank you for your interest. The mirrors are Radiance by Afina. They are 24" x 32".
katarzyna100 wrote:Jan 16, 2014
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi and thanks for your question Katarzyna100. The main floor tiles are 12 x 12 honed Carrara marble squares. The "tile rug" is Ann Sacks Opera Mosaic carpet.
  • albsandv
    May I ask what the grout width for the floor tile is- 1/8 or 1/16? We're doing tiling now. Thanks!
deborahdg wrote:Nov 23, 2012
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hello and thanks for your question. The tile is all by Ann Sacks. The ovals came in sheets and then Feinmann designed the custom borders of tile (inner and outer) to give the appearance of a tile "rug". Stunning isn't it?
  • rrbaggesen
    what is on the walls behind the mirrors?
selh05 wrote:Oct 28, 2012
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi and thanks for your interest. The light fixtures are by Hudson Valley and were purchased through Waterspot.
  • ZZ Rhody
    The green tag on your photo indicates that the sconces are Restoration Asbury, and it sure looks like it to me. Perhaps the flush mount Hudson Valley?
kjyeoman wrote:Jul 24, 2016
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.

    kjyeoman Thank you for your question. This is one of our favorite bathrooms! The countertop is Carrera marble.

danistew wrote:Jan 24, 2016
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.

    Thank you for your question Danistew. Yes, the knobs on the vanity are glass.

jac wrote:Jan 23, 2016
  • PRO
    RugKnots | Area Rugs

    This is tile work. If you would like a rug made in this style, call 240-452-4602 for a quote.

lbadanes wrote:Aug 23, 2015
javier2002 wrote:Apr 25, 2015
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.

    Thank you for your question Javier2002. The wall color in this master bath is Dove Wing OC-18 by Benjamin Moore. The walls are matte finish. The trim is satin.

ginacrixell wrote:Jan 7, 2015
  • Maryna

    I would love to know that as well. You mentioned that legs were custom designed. How tall are they ?

amykathryn wrote:Apr 18, 2014
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi Amykathryn and thanks for your question. The tile behind the mirrors is actually off-set white subway tile on the entire wall.
collage205 wrote:Mar 14, 2014
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi Collage205 and thank you for your question. The vanity is made by Showcase Cabinetry. The door style is Pendleton in Cherry with a Russet glaze. The legs on the vanity were custom designed by our staff.
autumnbeach wrote:Dec 30, 2013
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi and thanks for your question. This vanity was designed by our team and made by Showplace cabinetry of Lyptus wood.
ycity wrote:Jul 2, 2013
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi and thanks for your question! The sink faucets are Rohl-Julio widespread lav with cross handle in polished nickel.
lmwright wrote:Jun 7, 2013
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    Hi lmwright and thanks for your question. The toilet is in front of the open book case on the left side of the photo before the vanity section. Across from the toilet, and you can just see the very edge of it, is the shower. As for dimensions, we will get back to that soon.
clivingstone wrote:Jul 20, 2012
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    They are Alfina Polished Nickel oval mirrors.
Haute Home Furnishing wrote:May 24, 2012
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    it is Glace Specialty Mosaics color is V0699 Ice and it is an offset 1x6 mosaic.
Nancy Sheehy wrote:Mar 30, 2012
  • PRO
    Feinmann, Inc.
    It is a custom design manufactured by Showplace cabinetry. It is made of Lyptus wood, a green, fast growing renewable resource. The stain is called Russet which takes the wood tone more in the dark brown direction. Hope this helps.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Ventana Construction LLC added this to Get Creative With Your Bathroom Floor TileMay 7, 2013

You can also plan a powder-room-size tile design in the middle of a larger room. In this photo the Ann Sacks tile installation is a throw rug look-alike in a bath with otherwise uniform lines and colors.More: See the latest looks in tile

What Houzzers are commenting on:

lifestudent1 added this to grenadier ct. - master bath4 days ago

Looking for pic with two different color cabinets in bathroom, light and dark, but this was best I could find

Luisa Stanley added this to lustan43's ideasSep 10, 2019

Leaving space on both sides of vanity

Kevin Camfield added this to lightingSep 9, 2019

ceiling light instead of recessed can

alvertanana added this to Tsalagi Reno 2019Sep 1, 2019

Mirror for guest bath, sconce mount

HU-885157126 added this to Master Bath Wall SconcesAug 28, 2019

Another example of dual middle sconce

Jennifer Nunnelley added this to Samford RoomAug 16, 2019

Like the double bowl, would use crema counter top to pull in the color of the bathroom tub.

Brand E Design Company added this to MarziaJul 26, 2019

Nice vanity - maybe a little traditional

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