A custom vanity appears to float against a marble backdrop.
A sculptural tub is placed by the window for views of the outdoors.
A glassed-in shower conceals plumbing behind a limestone column.

An Artful Design

Large Bath: Best of Class

MAY/JUNE 2012

In a spare, contemporary master bath, a sculptural soaking tub creates a focal point, poised beneath a picture window so as to take full advantage of the view while to one side a niche displaying artwork gives bathers another viewing option. 

The positioning of this tub perfectly illustrates what the homeowners were looking for in a bathroom renovation when they tapped Michael Stehlik of CARNEMARK for the job. Rather than creating expanses of cabinetry along the room’s periphery and anchoring the tub to a wall, the designer added a stand-alone vanity with a Caesarstone countertop and powder-coated steel basins, floated the tub and installed a large, frameless shower with plumbing concealed in a limestone water column. A solid white cube provides seating, both inside the shower and out. Accent walls of Carrara marble unify the room while blue limestone floors add warmth.

Design/Build Renovation: Michael Stehlik, CARNEMARK, Bethesda, Maryland. Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography.

Vanities: SieMatic through KONST, Bethesda, MD. Countertop: Caesarstone through Masterpieces Granite & Marble, Beltsville, MD. Wall & Floor Tiles: Ann Sacks, Washington, DC. Fixtures & Toilet: Hansgrohe, Kohler & Toto through Ferguson, Beltsville, MD. Tub: Waterworks, Washington, DC. Sink Basins: Alape through KONST.

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