[works in progress] Mountain Brook master bath

We’ve been working on a master bath renovation in the beautiful Mountain Brook area of Birmingham for the past couple of months and the project is finally at that exciting point where things are starting to come together.  Although the house in question is an amazingly untouched 1920’s Tudor, the master bathroom had been unfortunately remodeled in the 80’s.  Lots of brass,  lots of angles and lots of faux finished marble.  Everything had to go.

Among the details we’ve restored to the room is trim casing around an incredible wall of original leaded glass windows.  The original window trim had been completely removed during the previous renovation however the very talented crew at Francis A Bryant & Sons (the project’s general contractor) have managed to match the trim exactly–restoring these windows to their previous glory.  A freestanding tub will eventually be centered upon this wall, making a grand new centerpiece for the room.

One good decision that was made during the room’s previous remodel was to vault the ceiling up in to the attic space.  Although the volume of space was a nice and unexpected touch in the room, the ceiling was unfortunately covered in boring drywall.  We feel really strongly that architectural features like vaulted ceilings need to be treated with materials that make them feel special and intentional.  To improve the ceiling in this room, Doug called for tongue and groove 1×6 boards on the entire ceiling surface.  What was once a forgotten surface in the space is now becoming another very important design element.

The ceiling in the adjacent master bedroom is receiving a similar treatment, visually connecting the two spaces.

A stunning herringbone marble floor starts getting installed today…stay tuned for more photos!

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