Kitchen & Bath Design News

JAN 2018

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GREENWICH VILLAGE LOFT The master bath design in this loft in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood was all about creating a place to unwind. New York's Robert Kahn Architecture designed a master bath, powder room and guest bath within the home. In the master bath, Kahn created a spa-like atmosphere with a teak hot tub in a built-in surround from which views of Manhattan can be seen, two lavatories on a floating slab in Absolute Black and a large, open shower complemented by Fantini's Riviera collection. "The inspiration for the master bath was a luxurious spa, a place to spend time and relax," said Kahn. The walls are floor-to-ceiling Afrormosia (African teak), with floors out of Galaxy Schist – a stone that is used throughout Manhattan – in a satin finish. An adjoining room houses the toilet and bidet, also furnished with the Fantini Riviera collection. Heated floors add a luxurious touch, while a built- in sound system helps to create the Zen atmosphere desired. SAN FRANCISCO TREAT In this Edwardian-style San Francisco row home owned by a young family, the goal for designer Marie Daskalas and principal and creative director Nicole Hollis of San Francisco-based NICOLEHOLLIS, was to create a space that felt "modern but not 'minimalistic.'" Although small, the home contained a good amount of natural light and high ceilings, which influenced the NICOLEHOLLIS team's color palette choice. Daskalas and Hollis took on both a master bathroom and the children's bathroom. While still maintaining a modern vibe, the design team made sure that the home was also functional for young children. The children's bathroom is a show in contrast, particularly between black and white. Red fixtures from Fantini's I Balocchi line add a pop of color and youthful touch to the room. The design team continued the black and white theme in the master bathroom, however, the black matte Fantini Lissoni collection adds a subtle sophistication to the space. OCEAN VISTA Situated on the waterfront near the Burrard Inlet in West Vancouver, BC, Canada, the design of this luxury home was largely inspired by water. The view of the ocean from the home was key to the design by Vancouver's FNDA Architecture. Said the firm, "The residence is inspired by water, and every aspect of the design [plays] with the concept that man and nature are one. As such, [it] places a responsibility on the architect to celebrate and incor- porate nature into the design through the use of natural materials and, in this case, celebrating water as a key design element." Use of the Fantini Milano collection and Aqua Zone rain showerhead in the master bath provided a clean, minimalist aesthetic to complement the design of the house. Since the floor-to-ceiling windows face the ocean, the FNDA team put the large soak- ing tub with a Milano floor-mounted faucet in a prime spot to enjoy the view. In the powder room, the Milano wall-mounted faucet adds a solid and steady aspect to the custom-designed Krion sink that mimics the flow of water. THE ULTIMATE BACHELOR PAD Montreal's La Firme took on the task of completely redesigning a two-story penthouse on the water in Old Montreal, including bathrooms upstairs and on the first floor. "Upstairs, every decision was driven by the desire to create a bachelor's paradise," noted the company. To achieve this "paradise" up- stairs, La Firme created a completely open space, removing the separation between the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An integrated minibar – as well as DJ and music recording station – were incorporated into the design, in addition to a large, open bathroom facing the client's bed. The bathtub was placed front and center, and was adorned with a custom Fantini floor-mount bathtub mixer from the Fukasawa collection to accommodate the height of the bathtub. La Firme used glass panels as separators to "delineate different functions within the same open space." The toilet bowl, bidet and washbasin were concealed in an adjacent nook for privacy. Photo: Michael Moran Photo: Bruno Destombes Photos: Laure Joliet Photos: Courtesy of FNDA Architecture 66 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2018 WINNERS' CIRCLE

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