Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, while a soaking tub offers a bird's-eye view.
Niches to either side of a floor-to-ceiling mirror hold display shelves and cabinetry.

Room With a View

NKBA Awards • BATH—Second Place

A sweeping backyard vista lent a special dimension to the master bath in a Bethesda home surrounded by woods. When the owners tapped Anthony Wilder Design/Build to renovate the house, the firm’s interior designer Shannon Kadwell was tasked with improving the outmoded second-floor bath. The goal was to capitalize on the tree-level views while creating a luxurious spa retreat.

The first step was to replace a row of waist-high windows with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Kadwell centered a soaking tub and a glamorous chandelier by Moooi in front of the windows; mechanized shades provide privacy when needed.

A glass-enclosed shower clad in Crema Marfil marble boasts a bench and body sprays. Behind the custom vanity—topped with Crema Marfil marble—a textured-tile backsplash from Walker Zanger creates a focal point. The commode is tucked behind a frosted-glass door, and niches to either side of the floor-to-ceiling mirror hold display shelves and cabinetry. Floors of wood grain-like porcelain tile provide visual contrast.

DESIGN: Shannon Kadwell, CKD, CBD, Allied Member ASID, Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland. CONTRACTOR: Anthony Wilder Design/Build. CABINETRY: Elmwood Cabinetry through Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, Maryland. FIXTURES: Rohl. Sinks: Toto. TUB: Victoria & Albert. SHOWER WALLS & COUNTERTOPS: Marblex, Fairfax, Virginia. ACCENT TILE & FLOORING: Architectural Ceramics, Rockville, Maryland.