Boston-based architect Molly Richter specializes in helping owners of historic homes outfit their antiquated abodes with modern style and sensibility. No space proved to be more of a challenging balancing act than this Beacon Hill residence.
During the renovation, walls were moved to take some of square footage from the sprawling master bedroom and use it in the bathroom. The fireplace was originally in the bedroom, but with the expanded floor plan, it is now in the bathroom.
Before the bathroom was ever conceived, the homeowners came across two glass bowl sinks in London. So the design of the bathroom started with the sinks. To fuse the modern look of the sinks with the historic look of the home, the sinks were placed side by side on two oil-rubbed vanities.
The tile on the floor, walls and tub surround is a Roman travertine stone imported from Europe. The subtlety of the travertine stone complements the aqua-colored glass mosaic in the oversize shower. With dual body sprays and a jumbo-size rain shower head, the shower is well equipped with modern luxury.
Rounding out the space is a mixture of fixtures and accents, both young and old. The shuttered windows are a nod to the home's Colonial-era roots, while the floating shelving and towel warmer are purely contemporary construction.