Three Bathrooms Recognized at the 2023 Hamptons IDAs
See the judges' top picks.
Winner: BMA Architects
Bathrooms don’t typically offer the best views from a house, but this primary bath happens to take in the entire sweep of a bay in Southampton and its adjacent wetlands. The overall experience is one of serenity and peace, amplified by carefully considered details including slatted skylights, a dedicated seating area, a harmonious materials palette anchored by various marbles, and a deep soaking tub, the kind that invites lingering for hours. It’s a “thoughtful and gracious” space, notes judge Jayne Michaels.
Finalist: HRH Design Group
The secret to the success of this primary bathroom is HRH Design Group’s ability to employ innovative materials and fixtures within a traditional bath schematic. Always-popular gray Carrara marble is used for flooring, for example, but in the form of a new “pillow-topped” large-format tile, it takes on new meaning, especially when juxtaposed against walls clad in hexagonal porcelain tile. A floating double-sink vanity, an element Jayne Michaels cites as “simplicity at its best,” is framed by LED lighting, and custom cabinetry made of rough-cut white oak provides a “nice contrast,” notes judge Melanie Roy.
Finalist: Studio Zung
It’s no surprise that Studio Zung principal Tommy Zung is a dedicated surfer. The marble used to clad this primary bathroom in Amagansett is not unlike the wave patterns of the rolling surf along nearby Atlantic Beach, made even more seamless by its use on the walls, floor, and step-in shower behind a glass divider. Melanie Roy praises how the space has “lots of movement between the marble and soft wood tones,” while judge Bryan Young admires the room’s overall “dynamic quality.” It’s “a serene and airy environment,” adds Jayne Michaels.
The print version of this article appeared with the headline: 2023 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards.