2014 CTC&G Innovation in Design Winners: Bath

2014 IDA Winner Bath: Brooks & Falotico Associates, Inc.

Winner: Brooks & Falotico Associates, Inc.
Organic materials create an elegant and tranquil escape

As part of a much-larger home expansion, a new master suite was designed to include a spacious bathroom and an elegant closet. The clients wanted a more organic and clean look for the inside of their 10-year-old shingle-style New Canaan home, according to project architect Louise Brooks.

In the bathroom, material inspiration includes concrete sinks and a luxurious gray Tyrrell & Laing Adoni tub. The freestanding composite stone tub finds a visual balance in the floating vanity made of cerused white oak. “And it provides ample storage without being too heavy,” says Brooks. Normandy gray limestone floor and backsplash plus Sienna Silver travertine shower tile reinforce the serene ambiance. A three-sided glass shower has two vertical stone piers at the corners that allow for soap niches and plumbing controls.

In addition to creating a calming master-bathroom escape, the homeowner requested secure storage for her extensive shoe collection. So, in the master dressing room, the shoe closet has mirrored walls, plus glass doors and shelves. White trim offsets the oak millwork of the closet and the adjoining rooms. Divided closet built-ins provide a subtle separation between “his” and “hers.”

The homeowners’ reaction to this fresh and clean space? “It’s their favorite place in the house,” says Brooks.