The couple saw the potential in this 1920s English Cotswold-style stone mansion, although previous work in the ‘70s and ‘80s had removed or masked most of the Renaissance carved oak detailing. Most had been stripped from the master suite, where shag carpeting, glass block walls, and multiple level changes made it seem irreversible.
While similar work would be needed throughout, these parents of four children prioritized creating a sanctuary that would set the tone for the later phases in the rest of the home. The ample space of the suite allowed for re-ordering the walls for a generous bath with tub and walk-in shower as well as a free-standing vintage tub, double vanity, steam room and separate toilet room. The first priority was to devise a floor-plan that was more rational and symmetrical, and of course un-cover the exterior window buried in the last renovation’s drywall.
Complete master suite transformation. Historically-sensitive reversal of earlier contemporary renovation. Re-configured master bedroom/bath space:
Vintage claw-foot tub
Architectural salvage gothic window seat